What's happening

Find out what's already happening and consider what role you think you might want to play in working together with others to be as happy, healthy and independent as possible in later life.

Here you can read about recent news, examples of technological and social innovations and how they are enhancing people's lives, and hear the opinions of experts.

Many organisations and businesses are innovating to help older adults live more independent lives. But we feel there is still more to be done to ensure that services, products and businesses are ready to seize the opportunity

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What can design bring?

Design is what links creativity and innovation - it's about the process of translating ideas into reality. The Keeping Connected Business Challenge asked businesses to partner with designers to develop innovative services that create, improve and sustain connectedness for older adults to friends, family, the community and younger generations.

Keeping Connected is part of the Independence Matters initiative run by the Technology Strategy Board and the Design Council to encourage business-led innovation to help us all live independently for longer. This initiative is delivered through The Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP), which is responding to the needs of an ageing population - in essence promoting independence by making technology better, cheaper and more desirable.

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