Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, this new cross-sector initiative will bring together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver new solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities.

The programme will initially convene people in later life and their friends and families, with health and social care leaders and social entrepreneurs in Cornwall.

You can read much more detail about the full programme on the Design Council Website here.

By placing people in later life at the heart of the design process, the programme aims to actively engage their insight, thereby increasing their influence and support to deliver solutions which will better meet their needs. In turn, Transform Ageing will support commissioners to feel more confident in incorporating new services and interventions into mainstream care supply chains, and social entrepreneurs to scale their effective solutions more sustainably.

The Transform Ageing programme will be delivered through a partnership led by Design Council, alongside UnLtd - the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) and the Centre for Ageing Better

The local element is provided by Volunteer Cornwall and we formally launched the project on Monday 24th April at Heartlands in Pool. You can read more about the launch on our blog page

The next stage will see four workshop sessions taking place on 15th & 22nd June, 13th July and 16th August at the Pool Innovation Centre to focus on specific challenges and identify practical solutions. If you are interested in getting involved, please email or call 07968 706101 for more information.