CHAPS

CHAPS is for chaps!

CHAPS is our Community Health Activity Project for men over 50. The project is commissioned by Talk. Eat. Drink. (T.E.D.) which is a Big Lottery funded project. T.E.D. is working with Magna Vitae to reduce loneliness and isolation in Skegness and Mablethorpe. We aim to connect individuals to help to create sustainable change in communities.

when and where?

Mablethorpe

Free Breakfast Club

Every Monday (excluding bank holidays)  09:00 – 11:00

Hope House, Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AL

 

Skegness

Sporting Memories

Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:30

Compass Gardens, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG

 

How to get involved

If you are wishing to participate…

If you are a male wanting to participate, you don’t have to book, all you need to do is come along to one of our sessions. If you wish to speak to someone before attending, Lizzie will be more than happy to chat with you. Lizzie’s details can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you know someone who you think might benefit…

If you know someone who you think might benefit from attending a CHAPS session then please do bring them along or alternatively do get in touch with Lizzie who will be very happy to give the person in question a call before they attend. Lizzie details can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you are an organisation or local service…

If you are a local organisation or service and you think that you may be able to refer people into this project then do please get in touch. We are always looking for partner organisations to refer to us and assist us tackle isolation and spread the word about the project.

 

Why CHAPS?

The reason why T.E.D have commissioned projects that focus specifically on engaging older men is because our CMF (Common Measurement Framework) data suggests that we have more women involved with the TED programme compared to men, with 59% of people identifying as female and 39% male. As Ageing Better have adopted a ‘test and learn’ approach it is important for us to explore these findings. We must find new ways to encourage older men, who may be lonely and/or socially isolated, to attend sessions and become involved with the programme. Therefore, several of TED’s projects are designed for men only and research is currently being conducted to see if there has been a rise in the number of men attending sessions.

 

For any enquiries about CHAPS please contact Lizzie:

E: elizabeth.atkin@mvtlc.org

T:  01507 681811