Transform Ageing is a design-led initiative that aims to change the experience of ageing for people in the south-west of England. 

We challenged social ventures to find solutions and create lasting change through the initiative, breaking down barriers and supporting ageing societies.

NEDCare is delivering a lasting solution for ageing communities and providing a better solution for people in later life. NEDCare supports communities to build the capacity for care locally. It aims to help other communities create the same level of engagement locally by meeting GP services, pharmacies, parish council and community groups like the Women’s Institute.

Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing. It brings together people in later life, their friends, family and carers, social entrepreneurs and public sector leaders to define, develop and deliver new solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities.

Transform Ageing is brought to you by:

Big Lottery Fund, Design Council and partners.

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London isn’t the only option – the growth of regional creative hubs Mike Rawlinson, Design Director and Founder of City ID, a city information and wayfinding design company based in Bristol, tells us how his organisation has benefited from being local and the introduction of their design award for students. Mike Rawlinson, Design Director and Founder of City ID, tells us how his organisation has benefited from being local

Feature — 11/12/2018

Watch: Transform Ageing – Inside the Sewing Rooms Laura Scott is travelling to the South West to recruit 60 new Silver Sewers, who are aged over 50, to sew three banners representing the towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Laura Scott is travelling to recruit new Silver Sewers, aged over 50, to sew three banners representing towns of the South West.

Feature — 10/12/2018

Watch: The social enterprise that will Transform Ageing for people with dementia – Memory Matters Kate Smith founded Memory Matters with her sister-in-law, Laura Walker. Both qualified nurses, they are passionate about turning the experience of people living with dementia into a positive one. Their experience in the healthcare sector showed them that this wasn't always the case. Memory Matters is a social enterprise set up to turn the experience of people living with dementia into a positive one.

Feature — 03/12/2018

Innovating by design with UK Science Festivals Network How can design thinking help science festivals to improve their programme and reach underserved audiences? How can design thinking help science festivals to improve their programme and reach underserved audiences?

Feature — 19/11/2018

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