TAPPI Cast - 22 March 2024


Welcome to TAPPI Cast, our weekly update on the 'Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation' (TAPPI) project which aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people. 

Last week at the ITEC Conference 2024 we were pleased to launch the findings from TAPPI (Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation)!

These findings encompass the TAPPI Principles - co-produced with residents, customers and partners- and the tools to aid and inform others seeking to improve the way technology is used to support people living independently.

Speaking at the conference, it was impactful to hear from Roy Sandbach OBE who emphasised how "TAPPI matters NOW" and Debra Edwards, a resident at Haringey Council who shared how transformative technology has been on her life. We also heard from Housing LIN’s CEO, Jeremy Porteus who revealed the operational lessons and opportunities from the project:




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Publications of Interest

Pitfalls of Technology Enabled Care Pilots

In this blog, our TAPPI Evaluation and Shared Learning Partner, the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) at University of Cambridge, highlight the 10 pitfalls to avoid in the implementation of a TEC.  project.

Q&As with each TAPPI testbed site

Following completion of the second Phase of the TAPPI project, each of the six TAPPI testbeds, tells us in a short Q&A how TAPPI influenced their work, the work of their staff and the everyday life of their residents.

Implementing TEC so we can all live gloriously ordinary lives

The TEC Action Alliance is proud to spotlight groundbreaking research, led by social policy researcher Dr Sarah Alden for the TEC Action Alliance, that delves into the heart of what individuals truly seek from digital care services and devices—unveiling the nine fundamental desires that are often overlooked.

S​tate of the Sector Report 2024 (opens new window)

A new report, published by the TEC Services Association (TSA) and PA Consulting, has found that around half of councils in the UK believe there is little or almost no understanding of technology-enabled care (TEC) across the health and social care workforce.