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Summary    

Our vision is that people are able to enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives, feeling involved and valued in their community during later life. After consulting with partner organisations and residents, we have 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. If you would like to know more about any of the information on this page, contact the Partnerships Team and Community Development Team.

Blaby District Ageing Well Guide

The Ageing Well Guide is full of information about local services, groups and activities for people aged 50 and over. Download your copy of the latest edition:

Ageing Well Guide 

Good Neighbour Schemes

Good Neighbour 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 five schemes in the district:

Croft Good Neighbours visit Croft Good Neighbours website or call 07590 246386

Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme visit Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme website or call 07563 197043

Sharnford Good Neighbour Scheme To find out more call 07502 615535.

Stoney Stanton Good Neighbour Scheme To find out more call 07592 736476.

Whetstone Good Neighbours visit Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme website or call 07939 685537

If you are interested in finding out more about Good Neighbour Schemes contact the Partnerships and Community Development Team.

Keeping Active

There is a range of exercise and leisure activities available in Blaby District to suit all ages and abilities. For more information visit Blaby District Local Sports Alliance.

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). Its aim is 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: Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance

You can also download a copy of the BDDAA's action plan for 2018-19: BDDAA Action Plan

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Contact

Partnerships and Community Development 
Blaby District Council 
Council Offices 
Desford Road 
Narborough 
Leicester 
LE19 2EP
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0116 272 7718
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0116 275 0368
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0116 284 9786
Last updated: 14 November 2018

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