CHAPS

CHAPS is for chaps!

CHAPS – our Community Health Activity Project commissioned by T.E.D. in East Lindsey – provides free activities, support and opportunities to meet new people for local men over 50. Through this programme of innovative sessions, the Magna Vitae Community team aim to provide support and guidance; connect and empower individuals and ultimately reduce loneliness and isolation in Mablethorpe and Skegness.

CHAPS Breakfast Club

Looking for a way to get out of the house and meet other people in the area?

Get your week off to a flying start by coming along to our popular CHAPS Breakfast Club to have a natter, laugh, share stories and make new mates – all whilst enjoying a free breakfast butty!

Mablethorpe Breakfast Club
Every Monday (excluding bank holidays) , 09:00 – 11:00
Hope House, 97 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 1HT

Sporting Memories

If sports are more your thing, join us, along with other local men like you, at our Sporting Memories sessions!

Delivered with support from The Sporting Memories Foundation, these sessions are a perfect place to meet fellow sports fans, reminisce about sports old and new and enjoy a free bite to eat!

Mablethorpe Sporting Memories
Every Friday (from 20th March), 10am – 11.30am
The Louth, High Street, Mablethorpe, LN12 1AF

Skegness Sporting Memories
Every Thursday, 2pm – 3.30pm
Cafe Magna, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG

Why CHAPS?

The reason why T.E.D. in East Lindsey 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 T.E.D. 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 and trial options to re. 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.

As a result, several of T.E.D.’s projects – including CHAPS – are designed specifically for men only and research is currently being conducted to see if this has resulted in a rise in the number of men engaging with the overall T.E.D. programme.

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, our friendly Community Lifestyle Consultant, 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 might benefit

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

If you would like to volunteer

If you are keen to volunteer at one of our projects and help us support older people in our local community, please get in touch with Lizzie or Marko. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us run sessions and ensuring all our participants are supported throughout. No previous experience is required, but things like a keenness to listen and support others are all beneficial.

If you are an organisation or local service

If you are a local organisation or service and you may be able refer people to this project, then do please get in touch, so we can supply you with information and marketing material for you to share with your network. We are always looking for partner organisations to carry out referrals, spread the word about the project and assist us tackle isolation across East Lindsey.

To find out more about CHAPS, please contact a member of our Community Team:

E: elizabeth.atkin@mvtlc.org
E: marko.humphray@mvtlc.org

T:  01507 681811