Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility

Birmingham-Telecare

Aimee Hannon, Tunstall’s Project Manager for Birmingham Telecare Service tells us about Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility.

There has been much excitement in Tunstall’s Birmingham office recently as we discovered we were successful in becoming a signatory to the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility. The Charter is a set of guiding principles Birmingham City Council (BCC) follows, and which it invites its suppliers to also adopt.

The aim is to […]

By |January 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Coventry TeleCareline launch

Nathan Downing, Telecare Project Manager at Coventry City Council writes about the launch of the Council’s TeleCareline service.

Today we launched Coventry City Council’s TeleCareline service at the council offices by recreating a living room and bedroom as a demonstration ‘Care Pod’. We did this because we wanted to show the difference technology can make to people’s lives and this seemed like a very humanising and innovative way to do it. We wanted to promote what we are doing here […]

By |December 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Herefordshire Housing wins TECS award at #Teleconf2014

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Simon Herdsfield, Head of Customer Services at Herefordshire Housing describes how innovative thinking around care and support using TECS has come to life in Hereford.

I had some great news this week – we’ve won the Telecare Services Association’s Crystal Award for Technology Enabled 21st Century Care and Support. We sent in an entry outlining our work at Henffordd Gardens, Herefordshire Housing’s flagship enhanced living scheme, and were delighted […]

By |November 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Riverside wins special achievement award at #Teleconf2014

TSA-awards 2014

Riverside has won the TSA & Esther Rantzen Special Achievement Award for Combating Loneliness and Isolation in the TSA Crystal Awards at this year’s International Telehealth and Telecare Conference.

Riverside, one of the UK’s leading Registered Providers of Social Housing, works in partnership with other agencies to proactively manage tenancies and support 85,000 tenants and residents so they’re able to live independently in its properties, part of their communities, for […]

By |November 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Dementia awareness is improving but what about the carers?

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Ali Rogan, Chair of Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia-friendly technology task and finish group and External Affairs Director at Tunstall, reflects on the Carers Call to Action.

Recently, I spent an emotional day at the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Carers Call to Action (CC2A) event. The theme was ‘how we can effectively support the needs and rights of families who are caring for a person living with dementia’. We heard from […]

By |October 20th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Embracing assistive technology in Shropshire

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Andy Begley, Head of Adult Social Care Operations at Shropshire Council, writes about using assistive technology to support people in Shropshire to live more safely and independently.

On 17 September Shropshire Council formally launched its partnership with the Tunstall Advisory Service to deliver assistive technology across the County. As the responsible officer for Adult Social Care Transformation in Shropshire it was a proud day for me, seeing us take the first step on the […]

By |October 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Moving Forward Together in Birmingham

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Sue O’ Connor, our Consultancy and Training Services Lead (pictured above, second left), writes about attending Birmingham Opportunities Fair.

This week members of our telehealthcare team had the pleasure of joining the fourth annual Birmingham Opportunities Fair, which is a part of Birmingham City Council’s services to Adult Social Care. The Moving Forward Together Opportunities Fair is a fantastic two-day event that is all about increasing choice, control and independence for local […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|News|1 Comment

Making the most of telehealthcare

Alison Rogan

Ali Rogan, our External Affairs Director, summarises a new report about the Model for Optimising Sustainable Telehealthcare (MOST) programme.

The MOST project is about providing a solution to a major healthcare challenge – the need for more efficient models of care delivery, particularly for managing long-term conditions. It is often the preferred option that care be provided closer to a person’s home environment and it is recognised by some that […]

By |August 21st, 2014|News|1 Comment

Connecting health, housing, care and technology

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Tunstall’s UK Housing Marketing Manager, Fay Lambert, writes about our European Symposium – an event that connected leaders working across health, housing, social care and technology.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to fly out to Barcelona to take part in a four day event designed to bring together visionaries and influencers from across Europe to discuss the role of telehealthcare in improving the quality and sustainability […]

By |July 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Tunstall Advisory Service

Tunstall Advisory Service

Tunstall’s Lee Hawksworth explains what our new Tunstall Advisory Service (TAS) means and how it could help you.

Today is a hugely exciting day for me as it marks the official launch of the Tunstall Advisory Service (TAS), a unique combination of specialist consultancy services which has been designed to support clients in the design, delivery and sustainability of telehealthcare programmes.

Tunstall has been offering advice and support to its […]

By |July 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments