Last month, Professor Roy Sandbach OBE, former Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, and chair of the Housing LIN’s TAPPI Inquiry Panel into Technology for an Ageing Population, gave evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People’s AGM and meeting on technology and housing in later life. Sharing his speaking notes, Roy considers how our fundamental needs on independence, choice, social engagement, mobility, and safety depend on how we engage with technology.
Ahead of the TAPPI report later in the summer, this blog provides an overview of what the TAPPI panel have been learning about, including:
- how to get the end-user 100% involved in creating solutions;
- how to ensure ‘choice’ is at the forefront of technology and housing; and
- to avoid doing a minimum compliance build, how to address traditional practicalities.