Ageing Better in Camden has come a long way in the last four years.
The delivery partnership has grown from a small circle of six organisations and a handful of local older people to now funding and working together with 30 community organisations reaching 7,000 older people in Camden in order to tackle social isolation and loneliness among older people.
This report aims to demonstrate the success of the partnership since 2015 when the £4.5 million programme was established as part of Ageing Better, set up by the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Working alongside our 30 current partners we have:
Connected with 7,000 older people in Camden, 29% of whom say they feel very lonely
Run, on average, 194 local activities for older people per month
Learned how to reach the people ‘no one knows’ meeting 2,995 on the street, via pop up events and door knocking
We have had the opportunity to test and learn different approaches to our work and put the learning we have gathered into action. We hope that over the final two years of the programme, we will be able to further embed the benefits of our work in Camden and create a lasting legacy for older people in the borough.