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Older people People are living longer. There are now around 12 million older people (aged 65 or over) in the UK.


While many are living healthy lives, as we age the likelihood of needing acute care or ongoing care (for example, while living with long-term conditions) grows. The ageing population creates new challenges for society – as demonstrated by the increase in demand for NHS services and social care.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Tech for better self-directed support

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This project will involve the co-design of a digital platform for mutual support, ‘Thrive’, with the aim of using technology to offer guidance and inspiration at all stages of people’s self-directed s...

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