Designed for Ageing

Designed for Ageing is a grant funded programme run by the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, which is delivered by Innovate UK.

About the programme

Comprising 26 UK-wide projects, which are delivering service innovations to help people live independent and active lives as they age, the programme is focused on co-design, as this together with user-led practice have become more central to good innovation design.

To help deliver project success, the programme also includes a novel Design Stage Gate mechanism which enforces rigour across four key dimensions: user engagement, people-centred design, acceptance within user practice communities and ability to scale by user led demand. Supported throughout the process, projects must pass this Design Stage Gate to ensure that their funding continues.

Intended to encourage knowledge exchange and share best practice with many actors in the healthy ageing innovation sector, we have created a number of case studies. These have been organised by design topics to make it easy to find resources which are most fit to innovation purpose.

Co-Design Best Practice Case Studies

Introduction to Holly Health

CASE STUDY

Introduction to Holly Health

Accessibility is one of the main barriers older adults face when using modern technology. In our Healthy Ageing project, it’s essential that older adults mustn’t feel left behind by advancing technology, especially when the purpose of that technology is to support our health and wellbeing.

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Community powered co-creation in self-care

CASE STUDY

Community powered co-creation in self-care

The UNITY platform from Health Fabric provides a self-management experience for users; in multiple languages enabling equality and inclusion in the field of digital health therapeutics.

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The Language of Care

CASE STUDY

The Language of Care

At Cross Digital we aim to empower people to live with grace, joy and dignity. Our product will be the digital aid for older people and carers, transforming how they access support services through unified care delivery, giving people more control and transparency.

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Penny’s fighting fit with FitBees

CASE STUDY

Penny’s fighting fit with FitBees

Researchers have observed a clear correlation between the level of activity of a learning-disabled woman and the time she spent with visitors, suggesting that having visitors has a positive impact on activity levels.

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Designed for Ageing

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Julia Glenn

Design Innovation Lead, UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge

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