This is quite a heavy topic for my first Made by Many blog post. That unforgettable quote came from Royal Voluntary Service CEO, David McCullough during a recent visit to the Made by Many studio. He was one of twenty people we talked to in order to better understand the complex issues surrounding the elderly.
This was something quite a few of us felt passionate about. Some of us have past experience either volunteering or working in the public and private sector but even more of us have parents or grandparents creeping towards inexorable decline. We inevitably found ourselves approaching the topic with two hats on: as optimistic innovators, eager to find out if any of the skills we possess could add value to the situation. But also as human beings, humbled by the scale of the problems and current efforts, and aware that we wouldn’t solve anything overnight. But doing something would be infinitely better than doing nothing.