Ageless Thanet has had an incredible seven years of making Thanet a great place to grow older. While support for over 50s will look a little different in 2022, Social Enterprise Kent and partners are making sure it continues.
Social Enterprise Kent has led the project since it started and we’ve brought together the partners who are offering continuing or replacement services, putting older people at the heart of what we do.
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Life planning: We are no longer offering this service. However, Citizens Advice continues to offer 30 mins free support for people in the area with follow-up support available.
Volunteering: Some volunteer-run groups are continuing informally and we are supporting existing volunteers with these. Social Enterprise Kent will keep in touch about opportunities. Age UK, Margate Bookie and Kent Coast Volunteering also offer opportunities.
Reward cards: Your Ageless Thanet Reward Card will continue to be valid until 31 March 2022. We are working with a trusted partner on plans for the scheme to continue beyond this and will write to all reward card holders with an update when these plans are finalised.
Digital inclusion: Social Enterprise Kent is still supporting over 55s to get online through our digital inclusion team.
Social prescribing: Social Enterprise Kent and partners are continuing to provide social prescribing and community navigation services through Connect Well East Kent. Social Enterprise Kent also continues to offer employment support for over 45s through Lots More to Offer programme and to people who are not in work or training due to a disability or long-term physical health condition through Let’s Get Working.
Mental health support: East Kent Mind offers a range of workshops, courses and activities for Thanet residents in-person and online and runs a Crisis Café in Ramsgate providing support for people experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress. Rethink Mental Illness supports people severely affected by mental illness and Live Well Kent also brings together a range of mental wellbeing services from different providers.
Community fund: Social Enterprise Kent runs the Wellbeing Community Fund offering up to £10,000 for a new activity to reduce isolation and loneliness for older people. Sign up to the VCSE newsletter for further funding opportunities.
Ageless entrepreneurs: Social Enterprise Kent continues to support small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Thanet through the South East Business Boost programme, in partnership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.
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