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
Join Ageing Better Middlesbrough – it’s free! 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’re a group, club, society, organisation or business you can join Ageing Better Middlesbrough – it’s free! Sign up to receive a monthly e-bulletin about the work we are doing and have your events, activities, groups and work shared with the rest of the community.
Our membership is growing – be a part of something big.
- You will hear more about the people and organisations involved and the work we’re doing in our monthly e-bulletin. We’ll let you know about opportunities to get involved with and how you can link to our programme and make a real difference to older people’s lives.
- Benefit from linking into Ageing Better Middlesbrough’s wider efforts and pool of resources. We are working towards helping expand, improve and upskill community volunteer led groups and organisations.
- Tell us about you so we can let people in Middlesbrough know about the things you’re doing. Send us details about your groups, events, activities or organisations and we will share these through newsletters, social media and on our new website.
- Send us your news and photos of events and activities that show how you are connecting and empowering older people in your community and we‘ll feature these in our newsletters and on our website.
Working in Partnership
Ageing Better Middlesbrough works in partnership with other third sector, private and statutory organisations. Our success depends on connections and reach into the community and the people and organisations who understand and support older people in their daily lives. 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 Advisory Group
Ageing Better Middlesbrough Advisory Group members are older people who advise and support the programme. The group meets every second Wednesday of the 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. Experience in participating in meetings is not essential but would be useful.
If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please ring Sarah Jane on 01642 257034 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: Sarah Jane 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
Become a volunteer
Don’t lose your talents! Put your skills, knowledge and experiences to good use through volunteering. Feel good about doing something for your community.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved. Our aim is to promote the benefits of volunteering to people who are no longer working or who are nearing retirement. We can help you to find opportunities and support you to use your skills, talents and experiences in a voluntary capacity in the community.
If you want to know more or to ask for a meeting, please contact Kelly Baxter, Volunteering Development Officer on 07505209823 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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