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Homes for Healthy Ageing: New Location Partners Announced
Connected Places Catapult is pleased to announce our new Location Partners who have recently joined our Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme who will be developing testbeds to trial and demonstrate innovative solutions to address the following challenge themes.
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Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme Partner Announcement
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8 new SMEs join Sunderland and Northern Ireland Testbeds
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Homes for Healthy Ageing: supporting SMEs to tackle Social Isolation and Cold and Damp Homes
Social isolation and damp, cold homes disproportionately affect our ageing population in the UK. Over 1.4 million older people are ‘often lonely’ and a significant proportion of ‘excess deaths’ which occur during winter can be traced to cold and damp homes.   These are the challenges which Connected Places Catapult are tackling with our first two testbeds in the Homes for Healthy […]
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Why Placemaking and Cross Finance is the Answer to Achieving Net Zero
We all know the important goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050. Various parts of the solution are well known – such as expanding renewables, replacing boilers with heat pumps, retrofitting buildings, and rolling out electric vehicle charging points, among many others. But until now the cost of all this and how it is going to be […]
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Sunderland issues challenge to combat cold and damp housing
Sunderland will begin testing new solutions to tackle cold and damp housing in a trial from November onwards. The city, together with Belfast, has been chosen by Connected Places Catapult to find innovative solutions for its £2.5-million programme, Homes for Healthy Ageing. The cities will each receive funding of £50,000 to support their testbeds. “People […]
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Yorkshire Housing to trial building inspection with drone technology
Connected Places Catapult has brought together Yorkshire Housing and Vantage UAV as part of the Government Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme. The programme is sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT), and supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and ARPAS-UK, the drone industry association. Together we aim to accelerate the safe adoption […]
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Forever Living Homes Industry Day Advances Home-based Solutions to Support Safe, Independent Living
A cohort of innovative SMEs met with major housing association Places for People at a Connected Places Catapult Industry Day on 10th March, to help develop a vision for homes that support safer, more independent living. The event is part of a project the Catapult is delivering in partnership with Places for People to develop […]