We are partnering with Lincolnshire to ensure more people in rural areas of the county enjoy a good later life.
Our activities in Lincolnshire build on the county’s strategic commitment to more people enjoying a good later life and East Lindsey District Council’s membership of the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities.
In August 2020, the Centre for Ageing Better signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council to establish a five-year strategic partnership to collaborate on a number of joint priorities. This is Ageing Better’s first partnership with a rural and coastal locality.
The partners will work together to research and secure the best outcomes and opportunities for people in and approaching later life across Lincolnshire, focusing on the areas we know will make a difference to people's lives, including employment, homes, communities and health.
Our early work in housing will explore the barriers and enablers to achieve better outcomes for individuals in existing homes through integration of the Disabled Facilities Grant, equipment and support for independence. We will also look at ways of tackling Lincolnshire’s low levels of physical activity and place-based approaches to rural and coastal health inequalities.
The partners will work together to support Lincolnshire in becoming an age-friendly county, adopting the World Health Organisation's framework and joining the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities.