Ideas for Ageing Better Innovation

We are collecting ideas for the next stage of an exploration into how to use digital technology, and the innovations that technology supports, to help people enjoy a better later life. Details here.

You can add your own idea, and/or comment and vote on ideas already here. More below on how the ideas may be used. Or jump to the main ideas page.

In the earlier stages of the exploration we reviewed current activity in the field, curated some resources, developed some provocations, and the key challenges below.  Resources here.

Key challenges

Here's some key challenge to spark ideas for action:
  • Promote greater understanding of ways that technology is changing the world that we all live in 
  • Influence current digital inclusion programmes towards an approach that recognises the importance of familiar technology, mobile devices, and personalised routes towards adoption. 
  • Encourage and support organisations in the ageing field in the use of social technology 
  • Facilitate conversations and stories that make it easier to develop inclusive discussion of digital inclusion and innovation 
  • Make better use of existing assets - research, practical experience and innovative projects that could be scaled. 
  • Promote ways to introduce innovation into the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme, and other programmes.
Now we need some ideas on how to address the challenges. We are looking for practical suggestions that could be picked up by people in the field - so add "who might do this" to your idea or comment where possible. Feel free to pitch ideas for activities or projects that you might lead ... though we'll feel free to remove ideas that don't seem relevant to the challenges.

What happens to the ideas

But what's the point of adding ideas? Will anyone take any notice? During January we'll use the first round of ideas to engage some key people in the field in the exploration, and launch a wider process. Then we'll map the ideas to develop some clusters, and also map organisations and assets in the field.
David Wilcox

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