Vintage Vibes is an award-winning charitable partnership based in Edinburgh that tackles loneliness and isolation in over 60s through 1 to 1 friendships with volunteers.
Vintage Vibes have spent the past 5 and half years creating over 10,000 hours of friendship across the city between volunteers (aged 18-92!) with over 60s (or VIPs as they are referred to), based on their shared interests.
They have experienced a significant increase in demand in recent years, both in terms of referrals of harder to reach VIPs, and volunteering requests from those who might struggle to attend their face-to-face training and introductory sessions.
Vintage Vibes Creative Informatics Challenge Project focussed on developing a digital training and communication platform to complement their face-to-face activity, encompassing the positivity, inclusivity and sense of community involved in their existing work, and adding real value to their volunteer experience.
In 2020 More Yum design studio were selected to respond to Vintage Vibes Challenge Project. The project is now underway with a solution expected in 2021.