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Watch: Transform Ageing – Inside the Sewing Rooms

Watch: Transform Ageing – Inside the Sewing Rooms

10 December 2018

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.

The Sewing Rooms started as a social enterprise to build confidence in women in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, in 2008. Ten years later, 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.

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.

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