‘The Power of Sheffield Journeys’: Catalyst-funded Lab4Living project highlights the value of design in bringing isolated older people together

Lab4Living - Paces Centre

The Catalyst-funded Lab4Living project, The Power of Sheffield Journeys, in collaboration with Kathy Marwick, Home Instead and vocalist Susan Housely brought together older people in an event at High Green.

Kathy Marwick has been working on a number of projects across the city in an attempt to reduce the social isolation many individuals experience and when she heard about the project headed by Lab4Living’s Claire Craig saw this as a possible vehicle to create change. The event held at High Green’s Paces Centre offered older people an opportunity to ‘connect’ with memories of journeys across the city through film and music. The event was a huge success and discussions are underway in terms of how to extend its reach.