Design Out Drowning is a community project supported by the RNLI. We were appointed to conduct research with south west communities and explore the value of a design-led approach to innovation. This is the story so far.
We are among the selected ventures supported by Transform Ageing, a first-of-its-kind initiative to change the way society approaches and designs services for people in later life.
We are delighted that Age UK Cornwall won the award for "Best use of digital by a charity" at the South West Digital awards last week.
So there you are, browsing through the Cornwall Link looking for support, services and community resources. You apply a few filters. You narrow the search. You find what you’re looking for. Or do you?
We are delighted to have been appointed by the RNLI to deliver an exciting innovation programme. ‘Design Out Drowning’ aims to find new solutions to reduce the number of people that drown in the UK and Republic of Ireland, whilst creating social value for the communities involved.
Around 40% of visits to GPs are by people who are socially isolated rather than bio-medically unwell - problems GPs are ill-equipped to address. We're responding to this challenge via our community platform.