DALLAS: Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale

DALLAS: Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale

DALLAS will establish up to 5 communities across the UK with a minimum of 10,000 users per community and will show how assisted living technologies and services can be used to promote well-being and provide top quality health and care, enabling people to live independently.

The programme will also help to grow the assisted living sector in the UK and help British companies to take advantage of increasing global demand for assisted living goods and services. It is the next step towards the aspiration of providing assisted living services for millions of people across the UK - integrating new healthcare and well-being technology and services across the public sector, the private sector and the third sector, including by charities and social enterprises.

The aim of the communities will be to show how cost savings could be made alongside the provision of improved health benefits from both public and private provision, while opening new markets in social innovation, service innovation and wellness. There will be a total investment over four years of at least £23 million. The Technology Strategy Board will invest £18 million in the UK-wide programme while the Scottish Government has agreed to invest a further £5 million, to co-fund activity in Scotland.

Photography by Giulio Mazzarini for the Design Council

Last updated on Thursday 08 December 2011 at 11:41

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