After an incredible seven years, the funding for Ageless Thanet will end on 31 March 2022, with activities stopping after 31 December 2021. We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting Thanet residents over 50 to reduce social isolation and loneliness through this programme, and we are pleased to say that, while it may look a little different, our support will continue.
Social Enterprise Kent, which leads the project, is now working alongside partners to ensure that older people will have access to replacement services in keeping with the Ageless Thanet ethos of putting older people at the heart of what we do.
We’re delighted to have been awarded the Kent County Council wellbeing contract for older people, which will enable us to continue popular wellbeing activities working with Your Leisure, Age UK and other partners. Together, we’ll continue to reduce loneliness and isolation while creating new and exciting opportunities in Thanet and along the South Kent coast.
Since 2015, Ageless Thanet has been making Thanet a great place to grow older. We’re incredibly proud of the achievements shared with our wonderful partners, staff and volunteers.
Originally funded for five years through The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ programme, the project has had two extensions to continue its important work. We’re incredibly grateful to our funders for this generous support.
In the next few months, we’ll introduce everyone to the different services and support available and invite you to celebrate Ageless Thanet’s achievements with us. Our fantastic volunteers will join a celebration of their prestigious Queen’s Award, while Ageless Thanet participants are invited to join us at an event to learn about what’s still on offer and discuss any questions or concerns they may have.
Social Enterprise Kent is also working hard to capture everything we’ve learnt through the last seven years of the project and to make this freely available to other organisations. Learning reports and events are available on www.agelessthanet.org.uk/learning
Our team continues to be on hand to answer questions and connect people with services on firstname.lastname@example.org