Technology can be “embedded to make life better and easier for people”: C&C contributes to TAPPI Inquiry Report


C&C’s Chief Executive Julia Ashley has contributed to a major new report on how technology can be used in housing and care context for the benefit of Britain’s ageing population, which has been published this week.

The “Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) Inquiry Report”, scopes the potential roadmap for housing and care organisations to achieve technology-enabled transformation of the next generation of over-55s. Julia was a member of the Inquiry Panel that contributed to the report, which is co-authored by Housing LIN’s Jeremy Porteus and Lois Beech.

The panel’s core recommendations for a future TAPPI framework include empowering digital citizenship; overcoming digital inequalities; and enhancing digital skills and learning.

Julia Ashley, Chief Executive of C&C, said: “Being involved with TAPPI has been a fantastic experience to date, with learnings from the enquiry supporting our own digital journey and providing new insights from a diverse range of individuals and organisations. We have a unique opportunity to use our new technological capabilities to bring forward the long-awaited health, housing and social care integration agenda. We can start to make real and lasting change.”

Jeremy Porteus, Editor of Housing LIN, said: “With time running out before the analogue to digital switchover in 2025, we have an opportunity to drive the ‘digital revolution’ across housing, health and care – putting the real needs of older people at the heart of policy and action. The TAPPI inquiry has confirmed that any project across housing, health and/or adult social care should incorporate a ‘tech strategy’ that follows the ten TAPPI principles so that older customers are not digitally excluded.”

Read an article by Julia Ashley about the TAPPI Inquiry report and the digital transformation journeys being undertaken by both C&C and Aster on the Housing LIN website.

The full TAPPI Inquiry Phase One report can be accessed via the Housing LIN website.

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