City of York Council has supported its residents with telecare, response and community equipment for many years, but since April 2014 the service has operated as a social enterprise. This means we are a business with a social purpose (to support people living independently in their own homes for as […]
Adrian Scaife, UK Product Marketing Manager, talks about personalising telecare services.
Personalisation is all around us. No longer is the famous maxim from the car maker Henry Ford “you can have any colour car you like as long as it’s black” true. Even when you have decided on a make and a model, there are still many choices to make to deliver the car that provides all the […]
If there were ever any doubts that the right blend of building design, technology and care can radically change lives then my experience last month should put paid to them all.
I had the pleasure of visiting Moorgate Mill in Blackburn, a 20 apartment development for individuals with various disabilities and complex […]
Someone told me that’s what they say about Brussels. On my first trip this week, I could see where they were coming from – cranes in the sky, building sites, road blocks and dust. However I only ventured from my hotel to the EU Parliament, so I’m probably being a little unfair.
Lin Rees, telehealthcare development consultant at Tunstall Healthcare, explains how a simple cup of cocoa linked through technology, keeps her mum safe, well and protected.
My role within Tunstall is as a Telehealthcare Development Consultant. Over the past 8 years I have been working with Local Authorities and Health boards in Wales and England to embed telehealthcare […]
Zoe Belford, director of Occupational Therapy Consultants (OTC), talks about using telecare in learning disability services.
Rising demand combined with constrained resources and the Care Act mean social care is changing. As a consequence many people are choosing to focus on proactive, preventative and personalised services. I believe this promotes the use of assistive technology and occupational therapy to enhance the independence of people with a learning disability, which improves care […]
Tony Bullars, Sales and Support Director for Alert-it alarms, discusses how their range of support monitors came about and how they can help people living with epilepsy.
The development of the range of support monitors supplied by Alert-it began in 1992. At this time our Managing Director, David Godfrey, took up a challenge given to Remap (a charity). The challenge came from a local mum in Hinckley, who wanted a device […]
Matthew Warnes, CEO of Adaptive Technology (Europe) Limited (ATEL) tells us about his session at the recent Housing LIN conference.
Recently, I took part in an exchange session with Tunstall at the Housing LIN’s ‘Housing for Older People: A Festival of Ideas’ annual conference. I was there to share my experience of delivering life changing “technology enabled care” that supports a range of people living with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, […]
Ali Rogan, our External Affairs Director, reviews a week of local and national thinking and doing around dementia.
This week we have been very lucky at Tunstall. Doncaster Community Arts (Darts) gave two performances of their play Unlocking Dementia which has been devised by speaking with people living with dementia, family members, GPs and other professionals.
The performers took us through several scenarios covering many aspects of dementia. Ron who […]
PC Jim Sheard, Mental Health Coordinator at South Yorkshire Police, writes about the Herbert Protocol – a risk reduction tool for people living with dementia – and explains why more people need to know about it.
Reporting someone as ‘missing’ to the police can be a deeply distressing and stressful experience, particularly when the person for whom there are concerns is a loved one.
When this person is potentially vulnerable through a […]