Bield Housing, Haringey Council, Platform Housing, Pobl Group, Southend Care and Wiltshire Council will each receive around £70,000 in funding to involve their older residents in shaping new digital services.
The funding is part of the TAPPI project (Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation) which aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people. The TAPPI project is led by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network and the TEC Services Association and funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust.
Dr Lynne Douglas, CEO, Bield Housing & Care, said, “We’re very excited to be the testbed in Scotland. This project has huge potential to shift people’s thinking on how housing can be integral to new models of delivery. Most importantly, it will be delivered together with older people to improve the outcomes that matter most to them.”
Residents from each housing organisation will be given shared responsibility, alongside housing staff, to decide which digital support services to develop.
Marion Duffy, chief operating officer, Platform Housing, said, “We are a proud partner in phase 2 of the TAPPI journey and are looking forward to playing a key role in driving innovation and digital change to improve the lives of older and vulnerable people.”