Delivering housing policy solutions for healthier later lives
Hear from Sir David Pearson and Professor Roy Sandbach on the two of DMT’s largest funded programmes exploring why – and how – more housing choices need to be available for older people and about the challenges and opportunities.
Read a summary of the session below, and scroll down to watch the event recording.
The Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support was established in October 2020. Composed of a group of leaders of care and support organisations, academics, experts and practitioners related to housing with care and support, and advised by a co-production collective of people who draw on care and support services, it was co-chaired by the Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Professor Julienne Meyer CBE and Sir David Pearson CBE.
The Commission was tasked with developing a vision and roadmap for providing more options for housing with care and support. You can read the report that was published in 2021 as well as find the key recommendations, roadmap and other resources on the Social Care Institute for Excellence’s website.
One of the key themes of the report was the need to strive for greater integration across housing, health and care, putting the real needs of older adults and disabled people at the heart. David Pearson, one of the Commission’s co-Chairs joins us to tell us more and discuss what’s happened since.
A key aspect that has long-needed attention is how services might achieve better integration through use of technology – and how technology can put more control and independence in the hands of people who draw on health and care services. We’ve seen a ‘revolution’ in the way digital and online technologies, communications and media influence our daily lives but 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 now an urgent need to adopt more joined-up approaches across local services and systems, enabled by technology and while COVID-19 has helped embed the use of technology into the lives of many, it has also exacerbated the digital divide.
Supported by the Dunhill Medical Trust, and Chaired by Professor Roy Sandbach OBE, the TAPPI Inquiry set about listening, gaining insights and creating a set of overarching principles to 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 disabled people. You can read the report from the first phase here. TAPPI has now moved into its second phase.
Launched at the TSA Conference in March 2022, the second phase ‘From Principles to Implementation’ lasting 12-15 months, will assess digital services and solutions using the original TAPPI principles in six demonstrator sites to ensure they are: Adaptable, Co-produced, Cost-effective, Choice-led, Interoperable, Inclusive, Outcome-focused, Person-Centred, Preventative and Quality-focused.
This phase will gather evidence of what is possible and challenge what is perceived to be impossible, building on learning gathered during the pandemic. The goal is to create new, scalable housing service models using technology-enabled care which support personalisation and, simply, deliver better outcomes for people. Professor Roy Sandbach joins us in the session to tell us more – and to compare notes with David Pearson on the challenges and future priorities.
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Meet the speakers
Sir David Pearson CBE
David is the Chair of TEC Quality, the sister organisation to TSA, that has the only externally validated Quality Service Framework in the UK for Technology Enabled Care. He is passionate about choice and control for people who need social care and health and the quality and effectiveness of services. He co- Chaired with Rt Hon Paul Burstow and Professor Julienne Meyer MBE, the DMT-funded Commission on the future of housing with care and support conducted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The report was published in November 2021.
A former Director of Adult Social Care and Health and the Deputy Chief Executive for Nottinghamshire County Council, David chaired the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Health and Care System and in 2017 was appointed as an independent advisor to the Government on the Social Care Green Paper in England. Taking up the role of senior lead on all social care-related matters in the NHS for the Covid-19 response from the end of March 2020, he was subsequently asked to lead the Government Taskforce on COVID 19 in the social care sector.
David was awarded a CBE in 2016 for services to adult social care and a Knighthood in the 2021 New Year’s Honours for services to health and social care integration.
Professor Roy Sandbach OBE
Roy chairs the Dunhill Medical funded TAPPI programme… Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI). It is developing a practical framework for what ‘good’ looks like in technology for housing and care. Until September 2018, Roy was Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University and remains a visit-ing Professor at the university. He sits on the Advisory Board for the APPG for Longevity and is a Board Member for the Technology Services Association, the trade association for technology applications in the care sector. He is vice-Chair of Sunderland Ageing Well Board.
Roy is immediate past-president of the Royal Society of Chemistry Industry Council and a Fellow of the Society. He chairs Northern Accelerator, the research commercialisation programme of the five North East Universities. He led the development of the regional innovation strategy for North East England and was founding chair of the NELEP Innovation Board. He holds visiting Professorships at Cranfield University and Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London.
Roy spent 31 years with the Procter & Gamble Company holding global R&D positions in Europe and Asia, leading inno-vation programmes across the world. One of his patented inventions is a $150 million business in the US. Roy was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for services to science, innovation and skills.