Birmingham City Council has celebrated the first anniversary of its joint city-wide telecare service, which has so far benefited 7,000 people across the city. The Birmingham Telecare Service, which aims to support 27,000 people by 2015, enables residents with a wide range of support-needs to remain living independently in their own homes.

To celebrate the first anniversary, the Birmingham Telecare Service hosted an event in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the Good Governance Institute and Tunstall to enable service users to speak directly about their relationship with telecare, and share their experiences with other people using the telecare service.

The event was attended by 50 service users from Birmingham Telecare Service, who were on hand to discuss how telecare has made them feel safe and secure, enabling them to live independently with the added reassurance that support is available whenever they need it.

Birmingham Telecare Service commissioned this film in partnership with Tunstall and Good Governance Institute, which provides highlights from the event and includes interviews with service users and senior level speakers from Birmingham City Council, Tunstall and Good Governance Institute.

For more information, visit: Birmingham Telecare Service