We are active in Agetech projects which help housing and care providers best use technology to support healthy independent living
Ageing at home
From working with European partners on a 4-year project identifying & testing innovative products, to partnering on a UK pilot programme to test Agetech solutions in the home – we want to identify ways of providing better support and quality of life for older people to live independently at home for as long as they want.
For over 4 years, we worked on the EU project SEAS2Grow with partners in France, Belgium and Netherlands to create the Agetech Accelerator. This programme supported businesses that had developed innovative products and helped test them in living lab settings. The Accelerator continues in Europe and we have gained the learning, networks and a hugely comprehensive database of agetech products and services in the UK.
Currently, we are working with one of the UK’s largest housing associations on a pilot to test Agetech solutions in general needs housing. Whilst there is a fairly proven range of products in supported housing settings such as extracare, these do not automatically translate into the regular housing sector where the majority of older people live. We will release more details once the pilot has finished, and hope to continue with future projects of this nature.