When I left school back in 1973 I embarked on the first steps of a rewarding and varied career – I began my 3 year Apprenticeship at the Post Office Telecommunications (now known as BT) in Telephone Engineering. We are now offering very […]
This Carers Week, Steve Barnard, Strategic Director of Innovation at Hft, describes how Hft (a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) has used personalised (also known as assistive) technology to support people with learning disabilities and carers to live more independent, safe and healthy lives.
From specialist telecare systems to simple safer bath-plugs, personalised technology can have a huge impact on people with learning disabilities, giving them more […]
Mike Chambers, Consultant, talks about the role of Assistive Technology helping support people with Learning disabilities and their family and friends.
I guess like many of us in the housing and care sector, my involvement with telecare and assistive technology happened by chance rather than design. After many years involved in front line service delivery with various client groups, in 2006 I became a Supporting People Commissioner at […]
As today is Telehealthcare Awareness Day, now is a prominent time to reflect on the advancements and good work in this sector. Just over six months ago we launched the Innovations Centre – a showcase for emerging and future technologies situated in our head office. Today we have launched an […]
Why Mental Health services need to explore the use of technology in prevention and early intervention
Dr Jennifer Bowers, CEO/MD, Rural & Remote Mental Health blogs for us following her recent visit to the UK.
Having worked in mental health for over 20 years, I know only too well the dangers of focusing all funding and efforts on high end services, to the detriment of prevention and early intervention programmes.
I recently visited the UK on a fact finding mission and during […]
This is the final blog in a series by Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director, talking about her recent trip to the United States and the role of technology enabled care.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Venkat Sathiyamoorthy, Senior Vice President, Connected Health, Tunstall Americas during my trip to the US recently.
I was fascinated to learn that we work with 15 hospitals in […]
Tunstall’s Goods In department deals with everything from small packets to full pallets. Lynne Warner, Warehouse Operative, writes about the processes they use to ensure they get the right items to the right place at the right time.
Key stats about Tunstall’s Good In department:
- Goods In receives an average of 100 deliveries each week
- 30,000 items are delivered each year
- Over £1m of goods are managed each month
- Most items are processed from […]
Read Ali’s first blog from America about care giving and the Boomer’s Summit.
Continuing my theme of statistics from my previous blog, gleaned from my trip to the Boomers Summit and Aging in America events in […]
Since its launch in the Autumn of 2015, the Tunstall Innovations Centre has seen hundreds of people pass through its doors. Graeme Wilson, Software Architect and one of the curators of the Centre, reveals what we’ve learned since the Innovations Centre was established and why visitors have found their time there so valuable.
Keep it simple
The Innovation Centre was created to provide a showcase for emerging and future technologies, […]
I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time in Washington and New York recently, finding out about the American aging and technology market. This is the first of three blogs focused on the US – I begin with the different generations of […]