Belinda Bradley has been facilitating activity sessions at the Age UK Bakewell day centre for over six years, sessions such as poetry writing, reminiscence and TimeSlips. TimeSlips is a form of storytelling that allows a person to be creative without the pressure of trying to remember and is great for people with dementia. Recently she
Gretel Jones has been a keen supporter of Designing for the Future acting as a judge from 2010 to 2015. Formerly Policy Officer (Consumer Affairs) at Age UK, Gretel brought her considerable experience and expertise to the judging panel.
Peter Dale from South EastEngland Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) was one of our Designing for the Future judges this year and Philippa was delighted to be asked by him to join the AGE UK and SEEFA Policy Panel on Later Life and Ageing at the stunning Royal Air Force Club in London in November. SEEFA and Age UK
Demographic changes and pressure on public finances are leading to radical changes in the statutory provision of assistive technology and mobility and disability equipment. Simple aids for daily living – such as walking sticks, mobility aids – are now increasingly appearing in a variety of existing and new channels. You only need to look in
I have just written a post for the Age UK blog, "Inclusive Design - luxury or "must have"", ahead of the Agenda for Later Life 2012 conference where I will be speaking about inclusive design. In these times of austerity, I think it is easy to dismiss design as a luxury. However,
Last week I went to the University of Brighton to catch up with the students entering our "Designing for the Future" competition. This is the second year we have run this competition which encourages young designers to design a new product which addresses one or more of the challenges associated with ageing