‘The Power of Sheffield Journeys’: Catalyst-funded project extends its reach

Power of Sheffield Journeys - expanding reach

The Catalyst-funded project The Power of Sheffield Journeys has extended its reach beyond South Yorkshire. The research project led by Lab4Living’s Claire Craig and Jayne Wallace at Northumbria University explores the potential of film and digital technology in helping older people to re-connect with meaningful journeys and build community connectedness. The work particularly seeks to understand how the arts (most notably film and photography) can promote social inclusion of older people and people living with dementia.

Dave Cooper (Sheffield Community Transport), Nigel Wragg (Supertram) and Keith Sheard (First Buses) – community partners in the project – were invited to share the work with transport colleagues across the region at the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Action Alliance. Of the event Dave Cooper said, ‘we talked about our pride to be involved in such an amazing project. Amazing and a chance for me to reflect that we do make a difference’.