Find prevention records by subject or service provider/commissioner name

Time for Life

Lead service provider/commissioner


Devon County Council

Type of knowledge

Type of knowledge:

Project evaluation

Type of evaluation:

Outcome evaluation

Prevention service description

TfL Enablers or community mentors use “healthy living” coaching techniques to work with individuals to identify the kinds of activities or solutions that fit the personal goals they are supported to set for themselves. TfL staff can then provide support ranging from advice and signposting, to accompanying people to places and activities of their choice (e.g. social groups, activity groups (art and craft, writing), exercise classes/walking groups etc) - it will depend on what matches an individual’s needs. There is an emphasis is on supporting individuals to develop the skills and knowledge needed to stay confident and engaged after the service, which is time-limited, has ended. TfL also provide community development services, providing groups and activities across Devon, to ensure that individuals can find activities which are meaningful and enjoyable for them.

Funded by Devon County Council, the service is delivered across Devon (except Torbay and Plymouth) by four corsortium members – Age UK Devon, Age UK Exeter, Upstream and Westbank. TfL was initially commissioned for 2 years in 2008, when Devon reorganised its health and social care services for older people, funded by the Department of Health’s POPP programme (Partnerships for Older People Projects). It is estimated that TfL has engaged with over 3000 individuals and many more secondary beneficiaries (e.g. family, carers).

Intervention/service type:

Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Information and advice; Community capacity building

Target client group(s):

Older people

Please register or login to see the full content for this record.


Prevention in social care

Prevention in social care What it means, the policy context, role for commissioners and practitioners and the evidence base.

H4All wellbeing service

H4All wellbeing service Practice example about how H4All Wellbeing Service is using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) tool

Moving Memory

Moving Memory Practice example about how the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company is challenging perceived notions of age and ageing.

Chatty Cafe Scheme

Chatty Cafe Scheme Practice example about how the Chatty Cafe Scheme is helping to tackle loneliness by bringing people of all ages together

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! Wellness Practice example about how Oomph! Wellness is supporting staff to get older adults active and combat growing levels of social isolation

LAUGH research project

LAUGH research project Practice example about a research project to develop highly personalised, playful objects for people with advanced dementia


KOMP Practice example about how KOMP, designed by No Isolation is helping older people stay connected with their families
View more: News
Related SCIE content
Related external content
Visit Social Care Online, the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
Submit prevention service example