The dallas programme - developed by the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK and joint funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Scottish Government, tasks four consortia with running this huge scale innovation programme and testing it with communities throughout the UK. The consortia have been awarded £25 million of government money, to which they've added their own financial contributions.
The total investment in dallas, improving health, wellness and quality of life for UK older adults, is £37.3 million.
The dallas vision is to:
By summer 2015, the programme aims to involve nearly 170,000 people across the UK in the dallas programme (delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale), benefitting from new and innovative products, systems and services and transforming their choices as they age.
Iain Gray, former Chief Executive of Innovate UK, said:
"The dallas programme is about redesigning and delivering a new approach, thinking beyond traditional health and social care to consider how new ideas and technology can be used to improve the way people live. Using new ideas, and thinking creatively, dallas will allow the wider community, including professionals, to work together so that all of us can live longer and more rewarding lives."