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Ageing Well

Our vision is that people can enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives, feeling involved and valued in their community during later life. After consulting with partner organisations and residents, we identified three priorities for ageing well:

  • Staying healthy and independent
  • Reducing isolation and loneliness
  • Feeling safe at home and in the community

Blaby District Council is supporting several initiatives to help make this vision and the priorities a reality.

Ageing Well Guide

The Ageing Well Guide is full of information about local services, groups and activities for people aged 50 and over. You can download your copy at the bottom of the page.

Community Transport

There are several Community Transport schemes in the district run by local charities. They provide services for people who have difficulty using or accessing public transport. 

Good Neighbour Schemes

Good Neighbour Schemes or Community Support Schemes are led by volunteers and offer a range of short-term help to older and vulnerable residents. For example, helping with shopping, giving someone a lift to a local lunch club or an appointment or something as simple as changing a lightbulb. We have six schemes in the district:

  • Connect Blaby Together 
  • Croft Good Neighbours
  • Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme
  • Sharnford Good Neighbour Scheme
  • Stoney Stanton Good Neighbour Scheme
  • Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme

You can find links to each of the scheme websites at the bottom of this page.

Keeping Active

There is a range of exercise and leisure activities available in Blaby District to suit all ages and abilities, including some classes and programmes specifically for older adults. Our Health and Leisure Services team also provide a variety of specialised programmes for those with health conditions.

Dementia

The number of people living with dementia in Blaby District is expected to almost double by 2033. Blaby District Council is one of a group of organisations who have come together to form the Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance (BDDAA). It aims to make Blaby District a better place to live for people with dementia and their carers. To find out more about the alliance and how you, your business or organisation can get involved, visit the Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance website. The new edition of the Dementia Friendly Guide for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 2019/20 is also now available and can be downloaded below.

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Last updated 7 September 2020
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