Filmed in Sunderland between 1988 after the last ship launch and 1993 when the town became a city, this 4 part documentary captures the upheaval felt by the town following the final closure of its shipyards. It follows many of the plans, ideas and schemes to regenerate the economy of the the town (as it was then) and launch it into the future as the advanced manufacturing centre of the north.
It’s now coming up to thirty years since that last ship built in Sunderland slipped into the river Wear on a dark December evening in 1988 and we’ve decided to put the film online for the first time. Featuring archive of how the river was, the demolition of the shipyard cranes and the creation of new enterprise parks along the river, the film also follows three Sunderland families, each with a teenager studying for GCSE exams and with their own hopes and aspirations for the future. Can the vision for Sunderland help them realise their own ambitions? Street parties, FA Cup finals and house parties all reveal a little of Sunderland’s notorious culture and in yet another declaration of a bright future, a young Michael Portillo makes an appearance (and not a train to be seen).
Shown here in four parts it captures the changes in Sunderland that, like for so many other similar post industrial towns and cities, seems to have been going on forever. There’s always talk of regeneration, always talk of what the city will become, meanwhile people try to get on with their lives and find their place amidst the seemingly constant yet necessary upheaval around them. The film ends in 1993 with yet another major industry closure and the final piece in the demolition jigsaw.
Part One 1988-90
Part Two 1990-91
Part Three 1991-92
Part Four 1992-93
A series of resources produced for Stoke on Trent Public Health promoting good sexual health for people over 50.
The work and ideas were developed though a series of workshops with members of the public who are over 50 and a group of health professionals.
Sexual Health and People Over 50
As life expectancy increases we are more likely to become widowed, separated or divorced and so it has become more common for us to start new relationships.
Whatever your age it is important not to take risks with your sexual health.
In general as we get older we are more likely to develop other sexual health issues such as with erection or premature ejaculation in men. Or for women they can include pain during sex, through to the menopause causing changes in or a loss of libido.
Following a Healthy Sex Forever consultation we have now developed resources aimed at people over 50.
It is hoped that they will help you:
To feel confident that sexual health services are for you
To recognise when a talk with a health professional about your sexual health might be useful
To know how to contact sexual health services
To download all the posters please click here
We’ve just completed a short film for the Department of Health and the Social Care Institute for Excellence explaining the Mental Capacity Act. See the trailer version here (2.5 mins):
The film called ‘Using the Mental Capacity Act’ features a number of people representing different stories and perspectives on how the act can work for them and how it can be useful to us all, now or in the future. It sets out the five principles of the act, making advance decisions and also considers future planning such as lasting powers of attorney.
The full length version can be seen here:
More information about the Mental Capacity Act and working with it can be found here: MCA film
Read the blog from SCIE about the film: Using the Mental Capacity Act
We’d thought we’d put together a short film that shows some of the people we’ve filmed with and the sort of stories, experiences, issues and concerns we’ve covered.
The film includes people in care, those with learning disabilities living independently, delivering healthcare and excerpts from our films on dementia. It also includes contributions from young people we’ve worked with who have experience of being homeless or being a teenage parent with some of the footage being shot by themselves using FLIP cameras and mobile phones. We’d like to thank them all for their contributions and for allowing cameras to film part of their life and tell their story.
We hope you enjoy it and that we may be able to produce something similar for you.
Short film about the Community Independence Service in Hammersmith and Fulham enabling people to receive medical treatment and support at home whenever possible, rather than go into hospital unnecessarily.
Our four latest films for SCIE about ensuring that people retain their independence and dignity through the care and support they receive.
Different stories, different people and different experiences. How we can all make life better for people who use services and want to live as independent a life as possible. Practical examples, experiences of carers and care staff, good practice and great people.
November saw our Social Care TV film “Getting to know the person with dementia” win its category (Best factual new media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013 (Twitter hashtag #opma2013). Produced by Media19 for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the entry was up against strong competition. Gavin and Stacey/ Eastenders star Larry Lamb handed the award to three of the film’s contributors; Ian, Harry and Roy; along with Lynda Hughes, Forget Me Not Centre and Swindon Later Life Therapy Team Manager. They were delighted with the victory and SCIE’s Chair Lord Michael Bichard has sent his congratulations to the contributors. Other categories saw awards and nominations go to high-profile media outlets such as Panorama, the Guardian and the Times.
See post below or click: Dementia Film
An award winning short film commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that tells the stories and experiences of six people from the Forget-me-Not group in Swindon who have all been diagnosed with Dementia; Ian, Stan, Jude, Roy, Harry and Derek. The film is revealing, personal, emotional and humorous allowing each of them to tell their side of the story; how they felt when diagnosed, the impacts, how they have coped, being positive and building on the things they can do, rather than the things they can’t. They also talk about the importance of getting to know them as a person, rather than as a person with dementia; who they are and what they have done in their lives and, significantly, what they are doing now. The film is a revealing, engaging and insightful glimpse into their personal character and the life they lead.
A short film produced as part of a range of films commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) www.findmegoodcare.co.uk looking at what are the ideals that make up good care and support for when we need it, either through older age, disability or a personal crisis. (See the Find Me Good Care film)
Using a personal budget has enabled Matthew to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. In this short film, we see Matthew at home and at work and hear how he values the life he now has. We also hear from his mum, Kathleen who has been instrumental in making the best use of a personal budget to meet Matthew’s needs, aspirations and ideas for the future