What is TAPPI?

The TAPPI Story

Over the past few decades, we have seen a ‘revolution’ in the way digital and online technologies, communications and media influence our daily lives.

However, the same cannot be said for the role of digital and technology in care, health and housing – especially in relation to older adults and people with disabilities.

Often siloed, there is an urgent need to adopt more joined-up approaches across local services and systems, enabled by technology.

While COVID-19 has helped embed the use of technology into the lives of many, it has also exacerbated the digital divide. At the same time, it provides us with an opportunity to strive for greater ‘digital integration’ across housing, health and care, putting the real needs of people at its heart.

The Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) project aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care settings.

Chaired by Professor Roy Sandbach and funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, phase 1 of the TAPPI Inquiry concluded in July 2021 and phase 2 finished in December 2023.

On these pages you will find details of the outcomes and findings of Phase 2 which were used to create a TAPPI Framework to aid and inform others seeking to adopt the TAPPI principles.

For more on these, visit the What we learnt section of this microsite and/or How you can do it?