The Long Term Care Revolution SBRI programme was launched at the Innovate UK event in March 2013. Click here for details.

A series of scoping reports for the Long Term Care Revolution SBRI Challenge were put together in preparation. 


There are four reports in this series:

The status of housing provisions for older adults in the UK and other EU countries

This report outlines the case for a revolution in long term care and captures some of the supporting material that has aided the development of the Technology Strategy Board's 'Long Term Care Revolution' Programme.  It includes evidence about the views of older people and their carers in the UK, lessons from abroad, the implications for industry/providers and makes recommendations to government and industry leaders.

Written by Anthea Tinker, Leonie Kellaher, Jay Ginn and Eloi Ribe at the Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science Health and Medicine, King's College London for the Technology Strategy Board.

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A study of innovatory models to support older people with disabilities in the Netherlands

This study was undertaken to see what can be learned from the experience of the Netherlands about long term care in order to inform policy, research and practice in the UK. The comprehensive analysis of the two countries has also been used to help the Technology Strategy Board's Programme - the Long Term Care Revolution – with examples of innovation and best practice in adult social care provision in a country similar to the UK in many ways. Of particular interest is that while the two countries are very similar in demographic profile and the experiences of the older generation, it is notable that according to official statistics older individuals remain disability-free for nearly half a decade longer in the Netherlands than in the UK.

Written by Anthea Tinker, Jay Ginn and Eloi Ribe at the Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, King's College London for the Technology Strategy Board

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This report has been prepared by Frost & Sullivan on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board and Assisted Living Innovation Platform, to support The Long Term Care Revolution programme launched on 8 April 2013. It sets out to examine the economic research in the current care market and to make some analyses/extrapolations of future market potential.  It therefore forms one aspect of the business case to invest new research, development and innovation for radical change in care provision which opens up the potential

for significant market growth in both products and services for the UK market and beyond.

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The lived experience of older adults

The Lived Experience report has been produced by Experience Research and Consulting Limited and is one part of the overall social and economic research commissioned by the TSB. Intrinsic to the project was deemed to be an exploration of the lived experience of a range of people, either already in a long-term care setting,working in such a setting, or being at different life stage but with an eye to what the future might bring.


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held regional workshops to provide information to potential applicants. 


Successful applicants attended a ‘think-tank' Sandpit in September 2013. This was an intensive week immersed in the issues to develop proposals for solutions. The Sandpit was written up in the Huffington Post.



Development of a Responsive InTeractive Advocate (RITA), which could revolutionise how an individual's personal, social, emotional and intellectual needs are captured, interpreted and supported.

More details coming soon –



Flourish: Aspirational Aging - focusing on reframing the concept of need, moving away from a care system that concentrates on providing physical support towards one that focuses on positive wellbeing.

More details coming soon.



SALTC (Simulating Ageing and Long Term Conditions) -  flipping the long term care problem on its head by using a multimedia simulation to explore acceptance thresholds for specific long term conditions, starting from the final stages of life and working backwards.

More details coming soon.


The Poppins project - exploring the potential for a virtual currency that will help change attitudes to how the elderly and vulnerable are treated in society and within the dynamics of the High Street.

More details coming soon –  


One Precious Life

One Precious Life - applying the principles of high performance athlete training, service and support to people with long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, stroke-survivors, asthma and arthritis.

More details coming soon -



CASA (Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations) – setting out to transform the assistive technology market, pulling together existing and new technologies to create a better fit with people's physical surroundings, social networks and desired lifestyles, developing an affordable personalised service that helps people maintain enjoyable, independent lives.

More details coming soon