Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI): Phase 2 – Call for Proposals for Locality-Based Organisations

Closing Date: 16/05/2022

Funding available to UK-based organisations to test the TAPPI Principles.

This funding call aims to ensure that the evidence gathered in Phase 1 is built upon and used to create a TAPPI Framework, by embedding the recommended TAPPI Principles within a transformational change programme, developing and testing supportive guidance and tools in live “locality based” (demonstrator sites) and with a view to catalysing nationwide adoption through engagement from the “ground up”.

The programme views enabling technology as a vital element of supporting older people to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and communities, so this programme is much broader than simply evaluating the impact of the digital upgrade of a scheme’s alarm systems, for example. The fund is looking for practical, holistic solutions and supporting services that can enable people to achieve better, personalised outcomes effectively and efficiently within local communities. With this in mind ideally each ‘testbed’ will set out a clearly defined geography – such as a local authority area, the types of older persons’ dwellings involved and identify how many older people will be engaging in Phase 2.

The programme will be co-produced with the successful applicant organisations over a 12-15-month period.

It is envisaged that it will include but is not limited to:

  • The creation of a TAPPI Framework demonstrating how the principles proposed in TAPPI Phase 1 have been embedded successfully in a variety of situations
  • A “TAPPI readiness” tool – to help participant organisations identify the areas that require the most support from the programme. The tool will also be repeated at the end of the programme to show the journey travelled of those taking part
  • Development of Service and Technology Standards to support interoperability, minimum digital living standards and alignment with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  • Creating case studies and best practice examples to aid and inform others seeking to adopt the principles.
  • Developing a suite of tools to create a rounded resource to accompany the framework
  • Bridging the existing knowledge gap by developing a central place to collate, curate and access knowledge drawing on sector expertise and newly-created content from the learning taking place
  • Exploring ways to address ethical concerns about putting certain types of technology in the homes of vulnerable adults. (Research has shown that some local authorities use this as a barrier for not introducing technology (particularly monitoring) into the homes of older people. The project seeks to challenge and explore these barriers and identify best practice in addressing and overcoming them)
  • The creation of a benefits realisation and impact evaluation report.
Funding body The Dunhill Medical Trust
Maximum value £75,000
Reference ID S48316
Category Business Support
Health & Social Welfare
Fund or call Fund