Printing with Double Elephant

Printing with Double Elephant from Exeter. All participants enjoyed this simple process which brought interesting results so quickly.

Teddies for Tradgedies
Teddies for Tradgedies. Many of our participants enjoy creative activities which have a purpose. Recently Upstream has sent 52 knitted Teddies on a voyage to a child in Africa


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Stroke/Dementia Support Project 

The aim of this research was to evaluate the impact of the Big Lottery funded Stroke / Dementia project on its participants. Click above document to read the Evaluation and Social Return on Investment Analysis Summary Report.

Awards for All - Specialist Luncheon Clubs

The programme was aimed at stimulating the lives of elderly people in both the community and residential homes using a lunch group setting. Click here to read more information.

International Older People’s Day

A celebration of achievements and the contributions that older people make to society. It challenges negative attitudes, creates opportunities to combat loneliness and isolation, and give opportunities to encourage volunteering and sharing skills with different generations. Click here to read a report about Older People’s Day - 30th September 2014.

Supporting People with Dementia to Live Well in Mid Devon 2012 - 2014

Circles of Support for People with Dementia was developed by The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) and Innovations in Dementia, along with organisations in four areas in the South of England – one of which is Mid Devon. Click here to find out more.

Well UK - Foot Sure, Fall Free.  Tiverton Programme 

In Autumn 2009, WELL UK successfully piloted a falls prevention programme in Silverton, Devon. This programme was deemed a success by the local GP surgery, participants and WELL UK. The roll out of the programme, which was commissioned by Well UK under the Pathfinder Programme, took place in the wider Silverton community, Tiverton and later in Crediton. Click here to read the end of Project Report January 2011. 

Larkbeare Group

In partnership with NHS Live, Upstream initiated a South West Health Improvement Forum, known to its members as the ‘Larkbeare Group’, find out more.

Link Age Plus

Upstream became a key pilot for Devon’s successful bid to the Department for Work & Pensions under the ‘Link Age Plus’ programme, worth nearly £1m to Devon over 2 years (2006/08), find out more.

ILC (International Longevity Centre)

In 2007 Upstream contributed a paper to the ILC on healthy communities, find out more.

NHS Live

Upstream became an NHS Live ‘Leader’ project in 2005 and has contributed to NHS Live presentations nationally and regionally, find out more.

Big Lottery Healthy Living Centre

Upstream was founded in 2002 to deliver a 5-year project for the Big Lottery Healthy Living Centre programme (the Big Lottery Fund was then called the New Opportunities Fund). Find out more.

Working with Consortium Partners

Upstream has always worked with local, regional and national partners in a practical and effective manner, creating new opportunities through co-operation wherever possible, find out more.



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