About Care City

What is Care City?

Care City is a centre for healthy ageing innovation, research, and education. It is based in Barking and works across the four boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, and Waltham Forest, with reach into Essex and surrounding areas through provision networks.
Why Care City?

Why Care City?

The way we currently deliver health and social care is unsustainable. Demographic pressures, the changing burden of disease and rising patient and public expectations are driving the need to integrate and innovate.

Care City was set up and funded by NELFT and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and today brings together health, social care, and third sector partners from across the system with researchers, education providers, technology experts, small and medium companies and social entrepreneurs to develop the healthcare and workforce models for the future.

Care City responds to two focus areas

Care City responds to two focus areas

Healthy ageing: Frail older populations are a growing proportion of our society, with complex and multiple needs, and a group for whom the whole system of care interacts. Havering has the distinction of being London’s oldest population, with the average age of residents exceeding the national average and the highest proportion of the ‘oldest old’

Social regeneration: With the highest rates of unemployment in Barking and Dagenham (10%) and the lowest levels of life expectancy in London (77 men, 82 women), and known interrelationships between society, employment and health, we want to ensure our programme of work brings investment and opportunity to regenerate our population.

What will success look like?

What will success look like?

The local population will have access to research and novel solutions that will collectively support improvements in their own health and the context they live in.

Staff will be able to contribute to cutting edge innovation, education and research, and participate in cross-boundary initiatives

Innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs, will be able to rapidly test and implement innovations in real-life settings, and iterate and adjust their solutions based on an evaluation to maximise the impact

The UK will benefit from the dissemination of tested solutions, whilst also bringing in new forms of investment and partnerships with industry.

New office 2020-06

New office location agreed in heart of Barking

Bridge the gap between research and action 2020-05

Selected to join the Health Foundation programme to bridge the gap between research and action to...

Working from home 2020-03

Team adopts working from home as standard practice during COVID-19 pandemic

The Board 2019-09

Hosts first Care City Community Board event

Enhancing quality in domiciliary care 2019-07

Collaborates with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to explore enhancing quality in...

New CIC 2019-06

Launches as a Community Interest Company with North-East London Foundation Trust and the London...

Scale solutions 2019-05

Works with the local CCGs to scale solutions for atrial fibrillation and social prescribing across...

Secures continued Test Bed status 2018-10

Secures continued Test Bed status - the only first wave Test Bed to do so - testing enhanced,...

Careers roadshow 2018-06

Stages careers roadshow for young people, showcasing the range of health and care careers and...

Expansion 2018-01

Expands its project portfolio, collaborating with UCLPartners, the Office for Life Sciences and...

Prototypes 2017-06

Prototypes a transformed pathway for atrial fibrillation, working with community pharmacies to...

Efficiency in community services 2016-11

Works with North-East London Foundation Trust to research efficiency in community services funded...

Team Growth 2016-09

Grows to a team of seven staff and appoints its first Chief Executive

NHS England Test Bed status 2016-07

Secures NHS England Test Bed status, attracting leading innovations to East London to transform...

HNT 2016-06

Secures Healthy New Town Status for Barking Riverside

Official launch 2016-01

Stages official launch party with 130 attendees from its partners and local community

Opens 2015-11

Opens the Care City space in Maritime House, Barking, with a team of three staff

Cofounded 2014-01

Cofounded by North-East London Foundation Trust and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as...

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0300 300 1548

Maritime House, 1 Linton Road,

Barking, IG11 8HG

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