About us

Age Better in Sheffield is a partnership of individuals and organisations who work together across Sheffield to tackle loneliness and isolation for people aged 50 and over. We're funded by the National Lottery and we're led by South Yorkshire Housing Association.

First and foremost

We’re all about supporting people aged 50 and older to experience opportunities that are enjoyable, and that help to reduce loneliness and isolation. We provide a range of exciting projects that have been co-designed with older people so that they best meet the needs of the individuals living in our city.

Like many others who are working together across the country, we know that meaningful connections – where people truly feel seen and valued – hold the key to tackling loneliness. And that’s why connections are at the heart of everything we do.

Though our projects focus on supporting individuals who are aged 50 and over, we also love working with people of all ages to ensure that we’re doing all that we can to make Sheffield a place we can all be proud to grow older in. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us – we’d love to talk with you.

Funding

We’re part of the national Ageing Better programme which is a £78 million investment of National Lottery funding to support people in later life. Back in 2015 the Big Lottery Fund provided us with £6 million to spend over 6 years, and we couldn’t do what we do at Age Better in Sheffield without their incredible support.

Core Partnership

Age Better in Sheffield is guided by our Core Partnership, which includes older people, professionals, and representatives from organisations across the city. The Partnership meet regularly throughout the year to oversee and direct the development of the programme, to provide governance, and to make decisions that help us keep moving forward.

You can find out more about the team and partners who deliver our projects by following the links.