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 helped Croydon Council to evaluate their social value practices - exploring what social impacts have been achieved since the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.
Timebanking encourages community members to share what they already possess - skills, interests, experiences. We've helped Torbay Community Development Trust take this to the next level.
We have partnered with Age UK Cornwall & Isles of Scilly to create an online community directory and guided conversation tool that connects people with advice, local support and social activities.
Can Do Bristol is a solution for social action that is powered by the Made Open platform, and is central to how the city plans to engage citizens and build stronger communities.
We helped Camphill Village Trust create a community platform for adults with learning disabilities. CVT Connect has added safeguards for residents and enables local administrators to manage and moderate.
Monmouthshire County Council have always valued conversations where local people can share their ideas. Our platform helps take these conversations to another level.
Following a two-year pilot, the Made Open platform is helping partners in Tasmania to harness the power of the whole community in dealing with challenges and opportunities. This is an exciting collaboration.
Connecting Bristol is the City's digital partnership. We help the Council's city innovation team keep their website and brand identity engaging and accessible.
We helped to inform the UKTI's 2020 growth programme by allowing businesses to share their ideas and pitches to make exporting effortless for future business.
We helped the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health to research and prototype a citizen science project exploring links between Health and Habitat.
We redefined Cornwall Council's Telehealth and Telecare services for the ‘sick and elderly’ to one where people can stay independent at home for longer.
Working with Cornwall Council, we created a website and series of films to share the stories of families who have adopted or fostered children in Cornwall.
How can we support people at risk of redundancy and develop new approaches to skills development, which are relevant to Cornwall’s future economy?
We helped Teignbridge District Council to trial new ways of making homes safer and reducing falls. We explored the issue in more depth and co-developed new ideas for service and system changes.
How can we provide revolutionary entries to employment and transform the opportunities of people living in deprived communities?
How can we help ordinary people address some of the biggest challenges facing their communities? Answer - create an open environment where people and communities can design and access better services.