… creating opportunities for people 55+

The Linskill engAGE project was launched in 2016 supported by the Kellett Fund via the Community Foundation.  The project provides opportunities for the older community (55+) to share and learn new skills, keep active and healthy and make new friends. Most activities are free, with small costs charged where materials/resources are involved, or when taster activities develop into self-run groups.

The engAGE programme is supporting Age UK’s Age Takes Centre Stage 2018 Festival programme – click here for the engAGE programme details.

The engAGE Forum supports the running of the activity programme and meets regularly to develop new activities.  For information about what is on offer with regards to regular activities, self-run groups or new things being planned please contact info@linskill.org, view the engAGE programme or check out Linskill’s activities programme.

Just wanted to express again, my thanks and appreciation for all the hard work behind the scenes to make yesterday’s engAGE Christmas event such a success and so enjoyable and memorable.


I recently moved to the area and didn't know anyone or anything but I knew I wanted to write and engAGE has made that happen and it's wonderful.


It's the first time I have travelled alone since recovering from a long term illness which has isolated me considerably.


There was nothing out there for me and I didn't want to be travelling into Newcastle, especially on my own. I wanted to make friends and keep my brain active.