Age Better in Sheffield is a £6m investment programme funded by The Big Lottery and led by South Yorkshire Housing Association. Their aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation in people over 50. They co-produce and co-deliver lots of different projects with different partners across the city including Sheffield Mind, Sheffield Cubed and many more. These projects help to engage older people and bring them together as a volunteer or a participant.
Opportunities provided include:
- Access Ambassadors: if you or someone you know needs a bit of help or confidence getting out and about
- Age Better Champions: sometimes it’s helpful to speak to someone else who has had a similar experience to you
- Wellbeing Practitioners: free, professional counselling and therapeutic services delivered by Sheffield Mind for people over 50. They can come to your home or wherever you feel most comfortable
- Peer Mentoring Project: If you’re about to go through a significant life event such as retirement or caring for a loved one, why not speak to one of our Peer Mentors as a sounding board to support you through the next stage