Faithfully Ageing Better is run by Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland and commissioned by Ageing Better Middlesbrough – a Big Lottery Funded programme, aimed at reducing loneliness and social isolation for people who are aged 50 and over.
The Network will help churches and community groups in Middlesbrough offer the best welcome they possibly can to people in their community.
The Senior’s Friendship Group based at Alderwood Retirement Home is the first hub to officially become part of the Network. The launch for this will take place at Alderwood Retirement Home, Coulby Newham, TS8 0SZ on Tuesday, November 6 from 11am and everyone is invited. This drop-in group runs every Tuesday morning from 10.30am to midday.
Maddy Fisher, Faithfully Ageing Better Worker said: “The Network will be helping groups across Middlesbrough to support one another in offering hospitality in their local communities. We are looking to link up groups who provide a safe place for people to go along and find free or low-cost refreshments, local advice and a listening ear.
“While each group will retain its own identity, becoming part of the Warm Welcome Network and displaying the logo will show that members share a common aim of offering a safe space that is welcoming, accessible and brings people together.”