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Boston Better Together - Local People’s Project Boston Better Together - Local People’s Project

The Local People project in Boston, Lincolnshire supports older people to identify barriers that affect them and enable them bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing.
Led by a passionate group of residents, the Steering Group work together to put into action activities and ideas that are important to the community.
The project’s priorities include helping older people feel safer in their community, improving the local environment, improving access to community information, increasing opportunities for transport around the area, and helping local residents’ members learn new skills and access activities.
There are a range of activities happening in the community, including Qi Gong, Zumba and a singing group. All of the activities are helping expand people’s support networks, reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing.
Gemma Moore is the Royal Voluntary Service community engagement worker in Boston. She spends time finding out from local people what they think are the most important issues for older people, their ideas for addressing these issues and how they’d like to get involved. A key part of Gemma’s role is to ensure that local people have control over how the project is developed and delivered. Bringing people together is a key part of this. “Projects like these are very important as you are enabling and supporting the local community to not only get involved, but to have a say in what they want to deliver. Many people experience loneliness and isolation and it’s great to be able to help prevent this and have a real impact on people’s lives.”
The Local People project in Boston is supported by Royal Voluntary Service and funded by People’s Health Trust. The Local People programme is a People’s Health Trust initiative which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their community and take action on the issues that matter most to local people. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear your views.