RHL - Age No Barrier
This Big Lottery funded project, helping older adults to stay active and remain independent, ran from February 2013 and was completed on 1st November 2014.
Running along similar lines to the ‘Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme' with gold, silver and bronze tiers, well over 600 older people undertook the project.
As a result of the project;
631 older adults demonstrated increased self-esteem and confidence as a result of the project.
675 older adults participated in a group or social activity.
597 older adults achieved awards.
639 older adults said they had made new acquaintances as a result of the project.
Activities ranged from; walking, fitness groups, singing groups, IT skills, excursions, crochet, yoga, English lessons, and much, much more.
Age No Barrier gave participant the opportunity to undertake physical
and social activities that would benefit their long term health and
wellbeing. Through the project participants experienced a reduce in
social isolation and were better place to cope with future life changing
In March 2014 RHL was nominated for the Social Innovation in Ageing-
The European Award with the ceremony being held in Brussels. You can
see the case study of the project on page 61. Click
here to view.
The project was a great success and those who took part were rewarded and celebrated for their many achievements with medal and certificate ceremonies in the local community.