Supporting independent living, TAPPI and the Triple Dividend

Meet the speakers

Professor Rose Gilroy, BA MA FHEA FCIH FRSA FAcSS Professor of Ageing, Planning and Policy in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University.

Rose’s work explores how home, and neighbourhood supports quality of life in later life. As an academic situated in Planning, she is interested in the transactional relationship between people and their place that embraces how people individually and collectively may influence their environments. She is the author of a large body of published work including Planning for an Ageing Society, published in February 2021 by Lund Humphries in their series `Concise Guides To Planning`. In 2023 Rose was a visiting fellow of Metaforum in University of Leuven considering the housing options for the `baby boomer generation`. Rose is committed to change and much of her work is action oriented. In 2016 she brought together the group who evolved to become the Future Homes Alliance Community Interest Company with plans to develop affordable multi- generational dwellings in Newcastle. Rose is Chair of Newcastle Age Friendly City.

Ms Holly Holder is Deputy Director for Homes at the Centre for Ageing Better

Holly leads the Centre’s work to ensure that we all live in safe, healthy, accessible homes. Holly joined Ageing Better from NHS England’s innovation and strategy directorate where she worked on issues related to integrated care and commissioning. She also worked in the Urgent and Emergency Care National Operations team, monitoring and supporting improvements to patient care. Prior to this, Holly worked as a Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust. There she conducted research on social care provision, primary care design and health care commissioning, and undertook several evaluations of large-scale integrated care programmes. She has also worked for The London School of Economics and Campbell Tickell.

Nathan Downing Director of Membership & Consultancy Services, TEC Services Association (TSA)

Nathan has extensive transformation experience across a number of industries and sectors, with a focus on social care, health and housing for the past 15+ years; leading on membership and consultancy activity across TSA, Nathan and the supporting team support organisations to develop and deliver effective, outcomes driven TEC services, ranging from technical queries relating to the Analogue to Digital Shift or understanding the commissioning landscape through to service redesign, implementing new enabling solutions across different cohorts and measuring impact. Nathan led the TSA as a partner within TAPPI, with the aim of taking the learning into the wider housing environment as well as helping to shape how the Technology Enabled Care sector can further support personalised outcomes and enhance the knowledge of service providers, commissioners and technology suppliers going forward.