UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge
March 15, 2022 4:20 pm
The last two years have really brought the world of caring to the fore, whether it be volunteers helping people in their own neighbourhood or the dedicated staff in residential care homes providing that compassionate care at times when people need it most. And never more so while their relatives have been unable to visit.
It’s great that caring is now better recognised, but we need to do more. We need to create the new models of care that value those who answer the calling.
We are rising to this with the objectives of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, supporting innovators who are finding new ways to attract and upskill carers, trying out new models of care that look beyond tasks to value the personal touch and supporting research to understand how we can make the most of our care workforce.
Grand Challenge may be an overused tag, but when it comes to making the most of our longer lives it is really very apt. There are so many different dimensions to the challenge. It is easy to slip into thinking about all the possibilities that science and technology offer, yet what makes it particularly challenging is the human dimension, and never more so that when it comes to actually providing hands-on care.
Join Innovate UK at ITEC22 to learn how they are putting people at the centre of the future of technology enabled care (TEC) provision and service.
Innovation Stage | 14:15 – 15:15| Day 1