A COMMUNITY development charity is looking for people to help them edit a series of short films about their older volunteers.

TDC (Trust for Developing Communities) is an organisation working across Brighton and Hove.

It supports people to make positive changes in their communities, helping them identify issues that affect their lives and supporting them as they find solutions to challenges they may face.

Charities such as TDC are finding that storytelling through short films is becoming increasingly useful as a way of promoting their work.

Projects manager Lyndsay Macadam said: “We now have the original unedited footage of the interviews which we would like to turn into standalone videos showcasing the work of the individual volunteers.

“These would help inform people about our work with older people and the positive impact older volunteers can have on their communities.

“We want to tell the public about what we do and demonstrate the impact of our work to current and potential funders.

“The challenge we face is in finding people with the skills and expertise to make and edit the films.”

Last autumn TDC’s community development workers across the city collected footage of older people talking about the positive impact they make within their communities.

The highlights of this footage were made into a film shown at an event for the Brighton and Hove Older People’s festival in October.

The event was well attended by a number of community organisations and volunteers and included a discussion with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove Mo Marsh.

A special area of TDC’s work is around supporting older people themselves to develop groups and activities based on their needs and developing their capacity as volunteers.

Its community participation workers cover the city and are also based at care schemes in Coldean, Eastern Road and Peacehaven

Recent work has involved building the Dementia Action Alliance with partners and helping to train people and organisations to become more dementia friendly.

Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival is an annual two-week celebration inspired by the UN’s International Older People’s day which is held on October 1 each year.

Last year’s festival took place between September 25 and October 8 and saw hundreds of older people from Brighton and Hove taking part in events across the city.