Engaged Lives is a drive to build greater community and connection amongst the UK’s older population. Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project aims to build the confidence and capacity of our residents (and the wider community) to lead “Engaged Lives” – lives of immersive and purposeful activity, within a community that people feel they belong to.
Engaged Lives is about sustainable solutions to loneliness, social isolation and disengagement. While many measures taken to address these issues offer short-term fixes, our project encourages new habits, mindsets and techniques that can boost people’s ability to find real and lasting community. Engaged Lives seeks to unleash the skills and assets of older people by empowering people to build communities of mutual support, where everyone can help one another to lead meaningful and connected lives.