Who we are
LinkAge Plus is a free service for anyone over the age of 50 living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. We aim to help older people achieve a better quality of life, improve their physical and mental well-being and overcome social isolation through the provision of activities and an outreach service.
About our foundation
LinkAge Plus aims to reduce social isolation and support older peoples’ independence for longer by connecting to services and supporting them to stay active and engaged in their community. As a preventative service we seek to provide information and empower older adults to be more health conscious to avoid or delay the onset of age related illnesses.We aim to continue to provide these services through our partnerships and strong links with organisations throughout the borough.
LinkAge Plus was set up in 2006 as a two-year pilot programme developed by the Department of Work and Pensions. Tower Hamlets was one of five pilot programmes that was set up along with Devon, Gateshead, Gloucestershire, Lancaster, Leeds, Nottingham and Salford.The aim of LinkAge Plus was to create strategic working links between local government and the voluntary and community sector to improve outcomes for older people to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.