Why cocoa is the best cure

Lin Rees and mumTechnology enabled care is truly a lifesaver for my mum

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 […]

Using telecare in learning disability services

Zoe Belford

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 […]

How technology can support people living with epilepsy


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 […]

A new approach to housing with care for complex needs


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, […]

The arts come to Tunstall – bringing colour and shade to the subject of dementia

Unlocking Dementia play

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 […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

What is the Herbert Protocol and why is it important?


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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Is digital the new black?

Housing with care with LETS

Technology-enabled housing with care – why aren’t we further ahead

Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare and author of a new paper ‘unleashing the power of digital communications’, discusses current challenges for housing with care providers.

We’re all different, but as we grow older most of us want similar things. To remain independent, and live somewhere safely and with dignity. To have the care and support […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Tunstall Response – making a difference every day

Bev Mundy, Manager at Tunstall Response, talks about her work providing community alarm, telecare and telehealth monitoring services to people across the UK.

I have worked at Tunstall for over 30 years now and have seen Response grow to provide monitoring services for local authorities, housing providers, health organisations and charities.

Our services are a way of providing support 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to anyone who might need it. People who use our services may want to live […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Features|0 Comments

iCarer to support caring networks

iCarer blog

Jim Charvill is Tunstall’s Group Director for Enterprise Architecture and his work involves developing new products and services. In this blog Jim discusses iCarer – a new system currently in development that aims to support those who care for others, in particular ‘informal’ (or unpaid) carers.

 iCarer is a three-year project funded through the AAL that started in 2013 with a goal to help informal carers. Here, Tunstall is working […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Integrated telecare at Derbyshire County Council

Richard Milner Derbys CC

Richard Milner, Project Officer, Derbyshire Accommodation and Support Team, Derbyshire County Council, tells us about how telecare is helping to support people who have history or at risk of falling to remain living independently at home.

More than 3 million older people fall every year in the UK. As well as often resulting in injury, falls and the fear of falling can really damage the confidence of older […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Features|0 Comments