Podcasts

Scroll down to listen to the different series of podcasts by Brightlife…

'Discover Brightlife' series

Download or stream episodes from the 'Discover Brightlife' series.

Discover Brightlife: Trailer | Podcast

Discover Brightlife: Trailer

If life is one long story of love, of laughter, a little luck and everything that falls in between… then who do we tell our stories to when we suddenly find ourselves alone?

Episode 1: The Importance of Laughter | Podcast

Episode 1: The Importance of Laughter

From the school friends reconnecting at 80, to Tim’s first trip out in months... we introduce some of the people who’ve found a new way after suddenly facing a life alone.

Episode 2: Diagnosing loneliness | Podcast

Episode 2: Diagnosing loneliness

When it comes to visiting a GP, sometimes all we need is a pill, an injection or a simple pat on the back… But how does diagnosing a patient who’s feeling lonely differ to the usual clientele passing through a doctor’s doors?

Episode 3: Reconnecting the lost and lonely | Podcast

Episode 3: Reconnecting the lost and lonely

Our connections with people are at the core of everything we do… Even a smile, a good morning or a nod of the head from a stranger can lift our spirits on a grey and dreary day.

Episode 4: Audrey At 90, Now Artist And Poet | Podcast

Episode 4: Audrey At 90, Now Artist And Poet

Once leading a busy bustling life within her community - suddenly Audrey found herself housebound with health complications and no driving licence living alone in a sleepy Cheshire village.

Episode 5: Carers, Caring And Being Cared For | Podcast

Episode 5: Carers, Caring And Being Cared For

Jackie and Sue create, find and nurture support groups across Cheshire to help connect those in need with those who can. As social prescribers, what they don’t know about the local services isn’t worth knowing.

Episode 6: Connecting 360 | Podcast

Episode 6: Connecting 360

Nothing surprises Yvonne Boyle and Simone Cobbold anymore. They started Community Compass, which receives funding from Brightlife, walking the streets of Winsford asking those over 50 what services they felt were missing in their area.

Episode 7: Finding friends over 50 | Podcast

Episode 7: Finding friends over 50

Tuesday morning’s are a hoot at Sue’s drop in club at a church in Chester. Yet many of the participants say they’re just grateful to have a reason to get up and out for the day.

Extra: The Making of Brightlife | Podcast

Extra: The Making of Brightlife

What will be Brightlife Cheshire's legacy? It's a question Chris McClelland, the organisation's head is already contemplating - just three years into the five year project.

'Share a Memory'

Download or stream episodes from the 'Share a Memory' series.

Share a Memory - Introduction | Podcast

Share a Memory - Introduction

In our busy world, it's all too easy to pigeon-hole older people by assuming that somehow they are all the same... but the fact is that we are all individuals throughout our entire lives.

Share a Memory | Podcast

Share a Memory

Individuality doesn't magically disappear when we reach a particular age, or when our circumstances change and we find ourselves alone. Listen to the memories of a number of older people... just ordinary people, but every one of them with something interesting to share.

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