TAPPI Principles and Resources published

The Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) project aimed 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.

  • Phase1 was about listening, gaining insights and creating a set of 10 overarching principles that could inform a new framework for all stakeholders to refer to in the context of how technology can transform the landscape of everyday living environments for older and/or disabled people.
  • Phase 2 ensured that the evidence gathered was built upon and used to create a TAPPI Framework. In this second phase, digital services and solutions were assessed using the original TAPPI principles in six testbeds (or demonstrator sites). With the goal to create new, scalable housing service models using technology enabled care which support personalisation and, simply, deliver better outcomes for people, this phase gathered evidence of what is possible and challenges what is perceived to be impossible.

We’re delighted that the fabulous range of resources that have been developed throughout the programme are now available to anyone who’s planning on using technology as an enabler in housing and care settings. Why not head on over to the HousingLIN website take a look? We’re hugely grateful to all of our service delivery partners for their work on this.