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This project brings together 3 community organisations in Camden aims to support local older people to develop activities and programmes to reduce isolation amongst the older population.
Ageing Better in Camden is a £4.5m programme running across the borough of Camden, over 6 years from 2015 to 2021. Camden are one of 14 chosen areas across the UK to receive funding from the Big Lottery fund as part of this programme.
The 3 organisations involved in this consortium are
Kentish Town City Farm are leading this project and will host and line manage this role and project. The Gospel Oak and Haverstock area has a very high risk of loneliness in those aged 65 and over (Age UK 2016, Loneliness Index), so this role offers an exciting opportunity for the right individual to create real impact for older people. Since the project began in October 2017, it’s engaged over 150 new people and created some interesting partnerships, with everyone from a local yoga studio to a South Asian dance troupe.
Key purpose of role
To lead the successful delivery of the project, working with staff and volunteers from the 3 partner organisations. Supporting older people to achieve greater independence, positive mental and physical wellbeing and social inclusion; promoting independence and quality of life approaches to develop activities and programmes that will reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Camden.