A total investment of up to £23 million is being made in the UK-wide DALLAS programme – Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale. This comprises an £18m investment by the Technology Strategy Board and the National Institute for Health Research, with a further £5m contribution from the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise.
DALLAS will establish three to fi ve communities of 10,000 people each or more across the UK, of which one will be in Scotland. These will show how assisted living technologies and services can be used to promote wellbeing, and provide top quality health and care, enabling people to live independently – including a preventative approach.
We aim to unlock new markets in social innovation, service innovation and wellness, enabled by technology, and show that technologies and services can be made available at a suffi cient scale and cost to enable independent living. The competition will help to grow the assisted living sector and position UK companies to take advantage of increasing global demand for assisted living goods and services.
This is an open competition commencing on 7 June 2011, with successful projects attracting 100% of public funding and lasting up to 36 months. Applicants must register by 20 July 2011 with a first stage submission deadline of 27 July 2011.
We invite applications from all types and sizes of organisation – public, private and third sectors, including charities and social enterprises.