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Voices from the front line – Women aged 50 plus

October 6 @ 10:45 - 13:00

Voices From The Frontline,
The launch of the short film Voices from the Frontline –
A Lancashire Innovation Festival event

As part of the Lancashire Innovation Festival, we will be showing the short film, funded by Rosa, Women aged 50 plus; hidden skills and daily triumphs. With an opportunity for discussion followed by a light buffet.

Just before lockdown hit, a group of women aged 50-plus came together to work with a team for 2 days to share their experiences, reflect on their life journey and their skills, and create this film.

Social innovation is the design and implementation of new solutions that imply conceptual, process, product, or organisational change, which ultimately aim to improve the welfare and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The 2011 pension act changed the pension age for women from 60 to 67. This is an issue that has caused much debate as well as social and financial difficulties for many women.

On one hand, women have a lot of skill and experience, feel more confident, and want to be able to continue to work, on the other, societal attitudes towards older women have not changed, meaning many more women have ended up unemployed, or are expected to take on low paid insecure work, resulting in more women in poverty.

At this event on October 6th, we will show that film and create space for a discussion and Q&A, enabling us all to take a new look at how we might address the social issues raised.

The film was funded by Rosa.

Photography by Ginny Koppenhol

Filming and editing by Forgebank Films

Group work by Jacqueline Harris and Jane Binnion

The Growing Club is a social-enterprise based in Lancaster, designing and delivering employment and enterprise skills training and support for women.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided, thus booking is essential

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