Be part of the campaign to end loneliness and social isolation for people aged 50 and over. Work with us to get our message out there and see how Ageing Better Middlesbrough can help you.
Make a difference
As a valuable part of the community, we think you, your group or organisation could benefit from hearing more about our work and the ways you can get involved and make a difference.
Become a member of Ageing Better Middlesbrough
It’s free to join. We have two membership schemes you can choose to join:
Sign up to receive information about activities, events, groups and opportunities to get involved in, read about inspirational older people in Middlesbrough in our quarterly newsletter.
If you represent a group, club, society, organisation or business you can join Ageing Better Middlesbrough as a community member. Sign up to receive our e-bulletin about the work we are doing and have your events, activities, groups and work shared with the rest of the community.
Working in Partnership
Ageing Better Middlesbrough works in partnership with other third sector, private and statutory organisations. Our success depends on the connections we have with people who are already playing a part in their communities. Please contact us to find out how you can work with us.
Over 50? Work with us
Ageing Better Middlesbrough is committed to ensuring that older people lead and shape the programme as it develops. We believe in meaningful involvement and that comes in many varieties. We are interested in working with people who are committed to the values which underpin meaningful involvement. We are always working with older people in a range of formal and informal ways, providing opportunities to get involved and have a voice.
Please contact us if you know of someone that might be interested.
Ageing Better Middlesbrough Action Group
Ageing Better Middlesbrough Action Group members are older people who advise and support the programme. The group meets once a month. Members attend regularly and take an active part in all aspects of Ageing Better Middlesbrough . Members have the opportunity to attend consultation events, external meetings and take on additional responsibilities for aspects of the programme.
The group is looking for people who are over 50, live in Middlesbrough and have a genuine interest in improving the lives of older people in the town.
If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please ring Kay Davies on 01642 232220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ageing Better Middlesbrough Newsletter
If you or anyone you know would like to get involved in creating the members’ newsletter, contact: Hannah or Rebecca on 01642 257034 or email: email@example.com
Other ways to work with us
Teesside University is leading the local research about Ageing Better Middlesbrough. As well as their own activity, they want people directly involved to be able to investigate the things they think are important in their local area, supported by a programme of training and mentoring from University staff.
The University also wants to collect as many stories as possible from people about changes they have experienced. These might be about how connected people feel, how their capacity has changed, or how much influence they feel they have. Stories can come from any source, providing the person at the heart of the story is willing to share it.
All of the research will inform Ageing Better Middlesbrough as it goes forward, and assess how far it goes in achieving its ambitions. If you want to know more or to get involved, contact: Andrea Mountain, Research Assistant, email: A.Mountain@tees.ac.uk