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Transform Ageing

Transform Ageing: supporting the needs of ageing communities

Read the announcement of our work with the Design Council to support a new Big Lottery funded initiative in partnership.

As a key part of Transform Ageing’s National Knowledge and Learning Network the Centre for Ageing Better will be supporting the programme to learn from what works and share innovative approaches and solutions through our networks.

Transform Ageing is a new, cross-sector partnership bringing together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver new, people-centred solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities.

Initially, the programme will bring together people in later life as well as their friends and families, leaders in health and social care and social entrepreneurs in South West England to explore the challenges that these communities feel ageing creates.

Through a design-led process, using Design Council’s ‘Framework for Innovation’, the programme will gather insight and collectively shape innovation briefs for social entrepreneurs to provide innovative product and service solutions to the identified challenges.

As a key part of Transform Ageing’s National Knowledge and Learning Network the Centre for Ageing Better will be supporting the programme to learn from what works and share innovative approaches and solutions through our networks.

Anna Dixon, Chief Executive at the Centre for Ageing Better said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Design Council alongside UnLtd and the South West Academic Health Science Network. Transform Ageing offers an exciting opportunity to redesign the experience of later life by working across sectors and boundaries and taking a person centred approach. We look forward to sharing innovative ideas, developing evidence on what works and spreading that knowledge more widely to help as many people as possible enjoy a good later life.”

If you would like to find out more and get involved, contact transformageing@designcouncil.org.uk

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Design Council

Design Council is a charity and is recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design. Using design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of the built environment. Taking a people-centred approach to address challenges drawing upon all aspects of design including product, service, user experience and design in the built environment.

UnLtd

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year directly through its core awards programme and hundreds more through a network of community-based partners.

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN)

SW AHSN is one of fifteen networks established by NHS England to accelerate the development and adoption of innovation across the health and social care system. The Network is a membership organisation with partners drawn from a range of collaborating organisations across the south-west.