A Quiet Revolution: Ensuring Meaningful Care and Engagement for Older Adults

On-Demand Webinars: A Quiet Revolution: Ensuring Meaningful Care and Engagement for Older Adults

A Quiet Revolution: Ensuring Meaningful Care and Engagement for Older Adults

Life EnrichmentQuality of LifeCOVID-19Executive Edition

Recorded on: 03/01/2022

Like most other developed countries, the United Kingdom is challenged to provide the service infrastructure, societal changes, and healthcare systems to ensure its citizens continue to thrive throughout their life course. Their National Health Service is heralded as one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Today it is heralded as broken. Join us to learn from another system of care and learn insights that can apply to your own community!

This webinar will focus on a facet of the UK’s healthcare system; its model of long-term care and how older adults are currently engaged. This session will explore the origins of the model, its progression over the last 180 years, and why it is time for revolutionary thinking and radical action when it comes to providing meaningful and purposeful care and engagement for older adults. We must now dig deep to unlock our creative and inventive potential, if we are to provide people with what they need and deserve in a new age.

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus will discuss the development of the long-term model of care in the UK, the imperative for change, and the Quiet Revolution focused on disrupting the status quo in this system with strategies that can be applied in other systems of care worldwide. Participants will walk away inspired and with the understanding that change need not begin with concrete ideas; it begins with a conscience and courage.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand the history and development of the UK’s adult health and social care long-term care model and how these insights can help them better
  • Gain insight into the dynamics of long-term care in the UK pre- and post-COVID-19 pandemic and learn strategies for how to improve resident engagement in their own communities
  • Outline the imperative, philosophy, and vision behind Jackie’s Revolution and how they can start their own initiative to improve resident engagement for older adults


Jackie Marshall-Cyrus
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus & Associates Ltd

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus is an Independent Consultant specialising in Independent Living and age-related healthcare innovation. She worked with the UK government’s innovation agency Innovate UK as Lead Specialist on the Assisted Living Platform between 2008-2016 and led several high-profile innovation age-related challenges. She is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator, holding a First Class BSc Honours degree in Nursing and a Masters degree in Education.

She headed Innovate UK’s first academic research-focused competition in 2009 titled ‘Social and Behavioural Studies’. She designed and led Innovate UK’s first ever collaboration with the Design Council, ‘Independence Matters: Design & Technology Improving Quality of Life’ in 2010. Jackie was one of the chief architects of the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (£37.3m) programme in 2012, the largest assisted living demonstrator project in the world. Jackie’s reputation as a visionary and leading thinker in the ageing domain is inextricably linked to The Long-Term Care Revolution SBRI National Challenge (£8m), which she designed and delivered between 2013 and 2016. She was the UK’s representative on the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme between 2009-2015.

Jackie became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in September 2016 and remains an unrelenting advocate for human-centric reality based approaches to innovation and system change. Jackie is a Registered Nurse specialising in the intermediate care and rehabilitation of older adults. She maintains her clinical practice in care home settings to this day.