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Tribe chosen as ‘Trailblazer’ of the UKRI healthy ageing challenge.

The Tribe Project has been awarded a share of £23 million in funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) healthy ageing challenge, in recognition and support of its innovative and life-changing work to address national care inequality and to stimulate the creation of micro-enterprises in areas of low economic activity.

We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of the Trailblazer programmes for the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) healthy ageing challenge. It is a reflection of the great work we have been doing collaboratively with our partners for the past 3 years, using cutting-edge data-driven technology to close gaps in the availability of care and support and through doing so to help create jobs and stimulate local economies. The award from UKRI provides us with the foundation to accelerate the growth of Tribe nationally over the next 3 years and beyond, working directly with people who have cause to draw on care and their communities, increasing social action, and improving quality of life for millions of people.
- Richard Howells, The Tribe Project Founder

The UKRI healthy ageing challenge has awarded the funding to five projects, including Trailblazers, which will help fund The Tribe Project’s ground-breaking work using technology to address national care inequality at the local level. This comprises a digital platform that can both map and predict care ‘dark patches’ where home-care provision is failing. It will also recruit and upskill people in areas of low economic activity and high public service demand so they can create micro businesses to provide care.

The scale and range of these projects is impressive. Between them they are tackling issues as diverse as whether the built environment works for us as we age, long-term workplace health, financial products for older people and gaps in care. We have specifically funded projects which are innovative and scalable, to help deliver our ambition to ensure that we all have the opportunity to live healthier, more connected and more productive lives as we age.
- George MacGinnis, Healthy Ageing Challenge Director

The award from UKRI ensures that The Tribe Project will continue to expand and flourish over the coming years, transforming the wellbeing of millions, nationally.