Ageing Better in Birmingham began in 2015 to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst people over 50 and to help them to live fulfilling lives. It was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and was one of 14 Ageing Better programmes in England working to explore what works in reducing loneliness and isolation through a test and learn approach.
It was delivered by a partnership of organisations across the city, led by Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC). It built upon the strengths and skills of individuals and groups to help create sustainable change within communities.
Together, we reached over 10,300 people across the city.
Here you can find out more about what the programme achieved, information about social isolation and loneliness in Birmingham and also resources to support the programme's legacy.
Have a browse!
Ageing Better in Birmingham 2015 -2022 Infographic
Find out how we worked to get Birmingham's older citizens connected
Useful resources & learning
How do I help people who are lonely and socially isolated in Birmingham? Read more
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How to make a difference in your community and keep your activity going for years to come. Read more