This interim report design strikes a balance between presenting facts and figures and the highly emotional nature of what Brightlife does.
Brightlife supports older people who may be suffering from social isolation and loneliness to enjoy more active and connected lives. The charity was formed back in 2015 by a group of public and third sector organisations led by Age UK Cheshire, as the regional partner for the Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme, a National Lottery Community Fund initiative. The main aim is to improve the lives of people over 50 by recognising their contribution to society and actively engaging them in the services available to their communities. In the words of the Head of Brightlife, “Nationally, loneliness is now recognised as a social epidemic. Let’s make sure that we are doing all we can to change this for the future.”
Brightlife uses two methods for testing approaches to loneliness and isolation: the first is through Social Prescribing pilots in a variety of locations. Social Prescribing – also known as ‘community referral’ – enables GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to refer into a range of local, non-clinical services. The Social Prescribing co-ordinators work with people who are experiencing isolation and/or loneliness to re-connect them with their communities. The second method is commissioning services and activities to provide community-based solutions to isolation and loneliness.
To deliver a report mid way through the project that would strike a balance between facts and figures and the deeply emotional nature of what Brightlife does. The focus of the interim report would need to revolve around the human story and the benefits which the efforts made by the organisation and its members bring to the community.
We created an interim report design that is both visually engaging and informative, highlighting achievements and appealing to the emotions.
Led by strong and confident images of the Brightlife personas we created for the social awareness campaign we had devised previously, the interim report design makes for a thoroughly interesting read. Jim, Keith, Pam… are all bright and energetic over 50s who have a lot to offer to their communities, immediately generating empathy with the reader and helping strengthen the message the interim report is trying to convey.
The use of colour carries a lot of weight in the interim report design and perfectly complements the simplicity of the design, adding a touch of dynamism. Colour is used in blocks to structure pages with a mixture of written and highly visual content, like highlighting key stats in infographic-style layouts.
Colour continues to play a major part in more text-heavy pages, not just helping divide up content, but it’s also a key element in photography that is full of energy and positivity.
The report dedicates space to personal stories of people Brightlife has helped, in the form of highly personal testimonials with handwritten style fonts that speak directly to the reader, or detailed case studies.
We also provided a pdf version of the report, which could be downloaded from the Brightlife website.