Event Address & Time: Beafod Village Hall, Beaford, Devon, EX19 8LU, 26/04/17, 2pm-4pm

In April this year Devon Communities Together were delighted to discover that we have been chosen to be the Devon delivery partner for the Transform Ageing project.

We all understand  that the seismic demographic shift towards an ageing population is one of the greatest challenges facing both statutory services and local communities.  We believe that a new approach to find new solutions is required: There needs to be a wider collaboration between individuals and carers, family and friend, neighbours, volunteers and professionals.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Transform Ageing, is a pioneering programme taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing in the South West.  It aims to create imaginative and effective solutions that deliver what people want in the places they are needed.

“Together we need to create an approach that is more personalised, more connected and above all more preventative.”

In Devon, the project will initially focus on the rural communities of Torridge District and the town of Barnstaple.  Over the coming months we will bring together like-minded people who all want to help transform the experience of ageing including:  local people in later life, support  networks for older people, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to explore the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions. Together we will adopt a knowledge-based, design-led, collaborative approach to reimagine what it means to have a good later life and to foster innovation and systemic change.

We’d like to hear from YOU about the experience of ageing in your community. What works well? What could be better? Do you want to be involved? If you would like to join in the conversation and to be kept informed of forthcoming events and opportunities, please contact;

Dawn Eckhart

T: 01392 248919 extension 1701

E: [email protected]

For more information about the Transform Ageing initiative visit:

www.designcouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/transform-ageing