Commissioned Services

Commissioned Brightlife Activities

Brightlife funding has already been awarded to the following organisations:

(click on the logos to find out more about each project!)


Arts and Crafts
Bright Ideas
Business support
Cheshire West and Chester
Ellesmere Port
Food Share
Great Outdoors
Health and Fitness
Key Commissions
Rural Settings
Social Activities
Tender process
Vicars Cross
Volunteer management
Volunteer recruitment

AGEUK Cheshire

Connecting people and creating friendships to reduce social isolation and loneliness through a range of befriending approaches (one-to-one and online).

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Bright Memories

Bright Memories is a Brightlife funded project to help reduce social isolation in people aged over 50 who are living with Dementia. This two year project is working with seven local communities across…

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Caring Companions

Young people with learning difficulties will be supported to offer companionship and help with everyday tasks. Aimed at people in supported living as well as independent accommodation.

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Chatter Chairs

A form of seated exercise for people looking to improve their physical strength and fitness. Exercise moves, using weights and resistance. This is a fantastic way to bring people together in the community, by reducing social isolation and improving the health and well being of local residents. Based in Vicars Cross, Hoole and Handbridge.

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Cheshire Community Development Trust

The Buddying and Befriending Scheme scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst the over 50s across Cheshire, specifically covering the 4 areas of Chester, Malpas, Tarporley and Winsford. …

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Dial West Cheshire

Where the T stands for Tea, Tunes, Technology, Television and most importantly, Togetherness. The T-Club is a monthly social group for those aged 50 and above. Usually meeting every third Tuesday of…

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Digital Peer Training

Led by the Abbot’s Wood residents’ committee, volunteers from amongst the residents offer digital peer support to help others access digital technology.

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A friendly cooking club for older people from minority backgrounds. Starting April 2018.

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Gather Together

Haylo Theatre is a two woman theatre company that create bespoke performances and workshops that initiate inter-generational conversations around difficult subjects, such as the impact of health upon individuals, families and communities.

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Gift Winsford

A friendly and supportive social group for anyone struggling to get back on their feet after losing someone or something important to them.

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Heal Earth

Women’s woodwork classes for building confidence and resilience whilst creating connections, purpose, friendships and circles of support in the community.

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Malpas Cancer Friends

A peer support group led by older people living with cancer. Friends meetings held in village halls will include activities and speakers.

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Men in Sheds Winsford

Men in Sheds Winsford is for men and women who may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, depression, redundancy or retirement and are looking to meet new people, enjoy a bit of camaraderie and learn…

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Royal Voluntary Service

A bespoke befriending service for older lonely, isolated or disabled people in Cheshire West and Chester led by the Royal Voluntary Service.

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The Neuromuscular Centre

A book club designed for over-50s with a long term disabling condition and their carers. (A collaboration between Neuro Muscular Centre, CCIL and CWCT).

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The Reader

Run by trained volunteers in a variety of settings such as care homes, sheltered housing and community centres.

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Vision Support

A one-to-one service providing advice and support to help people with sight loss reconnect with their community.

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