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Jo honoured for her work with the elderly

Dr Jo Rose with Phil Smith, chairman of the technology strategy board and chief executive of Cisco UK & Ireland.

Dr Jo Rose with Phil Smith, chairman of the technology strategy board and chief executive of Cisco UK & Ireland.

A woman helping to improve the lives of older people has been honoured for her work.

Dr Jo Rose, an associate at the University of Northumbria, has been working with North Tyneside Council to help improve health care services.

And her work to optimise the health and wellbeing of older people in sheltered housing schemes won her the ‘business leader of tomorrow’ category at the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Awards 2013.

Some of the innovations include the delivery of a relocation strategy for more than 1,000 older people and the securing of funding for a pilot project which will address the emotional factors facing older people when moving home.

Dr Rose, who lives in North Tyneside, said: “I am delighted to have won the award as part of the KTP partnership I’ve been involved in.

“We’ve embarked on an excellent project together which has produced some great innovations for the benefit of North Tyneside Council and older people living in the area.

“It’s been brilliant working with the council and the university and this award really is testament to all of the hard work and time that myself and all of my colleagues have invested in this project.”

KTP is a UK-wide programme organised by the Technology Strategy Board along with 12 other public sector partners.

Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, said: “Once again we have been inundated with entries for the KTP Awards 2013, which really do showcase the outstanding and innovative collaborations which have taken place right here in the UK.

“Having seen Jo’s excellent work in delivering innovation as part of a KTP, we have named her as one of five winners of this year’s Business Leader of Tomorrow award.

“We hope to see her delivering even more excellent innovations in the near future.”

 

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