GRANTED! Permission for Blackwood’s £12.5m project to transform healthy ageing

Funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of the ‘Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Healthy Ageing Challenge’ and Blackwood and industry partners, the programme focuses on creating three unique ‘communities of the future’.

Each neighbourhood will have their own focus with an emphasis on community involvement and choice over their own lives as well as co-designing and testing a range of innovations using their own data to build the best programme for healthy ageing.

The aim of the project is to enable people to live independently, staying well and physically active as they age, while exploring new products and services to support them. It will help inform a design guide to improve upgrading accessibility and adaptations to existing and future homes.