This week saw the launch of six innovation briefs to support social entrepreneurs to Transform Ageing.  Each innovation brief was developed in collaboration with local people to capture their perspectives, experiences, and insights into what will make a difference in their communities.

The briefs are designed to encourage social entrepreneurs from the South West and around the UK to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people.

Find out more about the innovation briefs HERE.

How to apply for funding and support
Can you help tackle one of the innovation briefs?  The Transforming Ageing programme is looking for social entrepreneurs with ideas to transform the experience of ageing, whether that is the lives of people in later life, their family, friends, or carers.

Transforming Ageing is calling for applications in the South West of England (Devon, Torbay, Cornwall, and Somerset).  The programme is for entrepreneurs with an idea as well as more established social ventures that are looking to scale their business.

You can apply for funding and support HERE.

Transform Ageing is funded by Big Lottery and run in partnership with UnLtd, the Design Council, the South West Academic Health Science Network, and the Centre for Ageing Better.

Its delivery is also being supported locally on the ground in the South West by Volunteer CornwallDevon Communities TogetherCommunity Council for Somerset, and Torbay Community Development Trust.