The Ageing Well Torbay (AWT) programme is a partnership of older people and voluntary and public sector agencies, managed by Torbay Community Development Trust. It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the national Ageing Better programme. The local partnership is working together to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people within Torbay. SERIO has been commissioned to conduct the evaluation for AWT which aims to explore and assess the programme’s delivery and impacts over the programmes six years. As the project has a strong element of public engagement, SERIO manages and supports a team of community researchers within the community to conduct elements of the evaluation. The evaluation is being conducted through a capacity-building model that will leave a legacy of skills and expertise within the community.