Dementia awareness is improving but what about the carers?

Alison Rogan

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

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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

Connecting housing with support

Tunstall Product Specialist Rebecca Williams reflects on Getconnected – an event that helped housing organisations better understand the links between supported housing, assistive technology and improving lives.

Hosted by ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) West Midlands and supported by Black Country Collaborative Working Group and Housing LIN, Getconnected was an excellent event that demonstrated the role of technology in supporting people to live in their homes.

A highlight of the day was the film Getconnected […]

By |July 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

My House of Memories

Tunstall Product Specialist Rebecca Williams talks about the launch of My House of Memories – a new digital app designed for people living with dementia.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the My House of Memories launch, hosted by Steve Rotheram MP at the House of Commons. Created by National Museums Liverpool, House of Memories is an innovative project offering engaging activities and projects for carers of people with dementia. The project aims to increase awareness of the importance […]

By |July 7th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Dementia-friendly technology charter launch at The Alzheimer’s Show

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Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare and Chair of the Dementia-friendly technology task and finish group on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society (pictured above, left), talks about the Dementia-friendly technology charter, which launched today at The Alzheimer’s Show in Manchester.

The room was packed at The Alzheimer’s Show and I must say, I had a tear in my eye. Hazel Blears MP had just given a heart-warming speech […]

By |July 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Why we’re inspiring the future

Gemma Reucroft, Tunstall’s UK & Ireland HR Director, explains why we’re helping to inspire the workforce of the future.

Here at Tunstall Healthcare we believe that it is important for us to be involved in our local community.

Research undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that there is a real mismatch between employers and young people, particularly when they are applying for jobs. One particular issue is the lack of careers advice and practical guidance provided in […]

By |June 26th, 2014|News|1 Comment