Sutton Council’s Smart Place project is about finding innovative solutions, including the use of digital technology, to improve the lives of people in the borough.
Based on priorities identified as part of our work on The Sutton Plan, there are three key challenges we want to focus on first:
- Supporting older people to live independently, make informed choices about their future care provision, reduce isolation and increase digital confidence.
- Improving Sutton's environment – including community engagement in local democracy, the town centre and its management, air quality, parking and congestion;
- Supporting independent travel for those in the borough that need support to travel on their own, whether young people or adults, and importantly, reassuring parents or carers of the safety of that individual traveller.
We’re excited to launch our first 2 tenders for these challenges:
- ‘Raising people’s awareness of their own impact on air quality, and encouraging them to change their behaviour’
We recognise the huge amount of public interest in air quality across London and are looking for really innovative ideas to help all of us as individuals in Sutton understand the impact we have and how we can make a positive difference. For those companies that are interested in working on this please see the details of the opportunity on The London Tender Portal, and we look forward to hearing from you by the closing date on the 5th April 2018.
- 'Supporting older people to live independently through the use of technology'
Supporting older people is a key partnership priority across the borough as identified in The Sutton Plan, and this project is an opportunity to work with an ambitious, committed borough to improve outcomes for this important part of our population.
This project is looking for a provider to work with us and our partners to prove the difference that the latest wave of innovative assistive technology solutions can deliver - for older people, their families, and for health and social care services from the statutory, private, and voluntary sectors. For those companies that are interested in working with us please see the details of the opportunity on The London Tender Portal, and we look forward to hearing from you by the closing date on the 9th April 2018.
The challenges have been informed through engagement with a wide range of people, including through a workshop on each theme held back in November which included over 80 residents, public sector partners, the voluntary sector and potential solution providers. The feedback and level of interest was really positive, and has been used along with further engagement to inform the challenges which we’re now putting out to the market. For more information please see the slides from each workshop below.
- Older people Smart Place workshop 7th November
- Environment Smart Place workshop 7th November
- Travel Smart Place workshop 7th November
See Councillor Simon Wales talking about Smart Place here -