Co-production works is delighted to join the TAPPI 2 programme

The Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) project aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people.

Led by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), the TEC Services Association (TSA) and funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust, TAPPI seeks to address the opportunity that technology has to enhance the lives of our ageing population and the barriers that prevent its adoption.

The first phase of TAPPI, which concluded in 2021, examined current practice and then set out ten practical principles for using technology in housing and care for older people. In this second phase, lasting 12-15 months, digital services and solutions will be assessed using 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.

TAPPI 2 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. Co-production works under the leadership of its founder Pete Fleischmann, is the Co-production Partner for TAPPI 2. On the TAPPI programme Pete will work in partnership with Jolie Goodman, a Co-production works associate and Later Life Housing expert. Working alongside the six demonstrator sites, our co-production support programme will ensure that the voice of people who live in later life housing will be at the heart of the programme.

The role of the co-production partner will be to ensure:

  • The views of people who draw on services both current and future, their families and carers and housing organisations involved in the ‘testbed’ sites are reflected in the programme and inform the final Framework.
  • Those views continue to be heard and acted upon after the project ends by embedding them as part of “business as usual” in the future delivery of housing and care services by equipping the organisations which deliver the services with the capabilities and tools to do so.
  • The views of commissioners on the challenges of incorporating tech enabled solutions into their services. How best they can be supported particularly those exploring tech enabled care for the first time.

Co-production is essential to ensure:

  • Digital citizenship – empowering and equipping consumers to make informed choices that are person centred and demonstrating the benefits of technology.
  • Digital inequalities are overcome by co-creating solutions that prevent further digital exclusion.
  • Exploring and understanding the barriers to tech-enabled care and/or opportunities for mainstream technologies to support independence.
Pete Fleischmann, Co-Production Works
Pete Fleischmann,
Co-Production Works

“I am delighted to be a part of TAPPI2 which is a unique opportunity to explore how technology can contribute to person centred care. I bring to TAPPI2 many years of experience of developing co-production in complex programmes. I will use this to make sure that the voices of people who draw on social care support will be at the heart of TAPPI2.”

Jolie Goodman, Co-Production Works
Jolie Goodman,
Co-Production Works

“I am thrilled to be part of leading the co-production on the TAPPI2 Project.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to combine my skills and learning from leading projects with people living and working in later life housing, my expertise in co-production, with my passion to improve the quality of life for older people.