In recent months there has been increasing amounts of media coverage around the Internet of Things and the Connected Home. Some of it I can recognise as hype and I really wonder how much appetite we consumers might have for items that seem expensive and offer little extra value. […]
Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare, describes the thinking around a new Housing LIN paper launched today, which brings to life the many ways in which technology can be used to underpin the delivery of improved housing with care in the South West.
We hear a lot about the challenges facing housing organisations, whether it’s related to reducing income, rent caps, an […]
On the 1 February we saw the charity Dignity in Care run the ‘Dignity Action Day’ awareness campaign; promoting dignity, independence and respect in the care sector. When I looked more in-depth at the campaign it rang a number of bells for how in-keeping the […]
James Porteous is in his late sixties, and contracted polio at the age of six. As a result, his breathing was severely affected and he became paralysed. Although he made a slow recovery, James has been a wheelchair user ever since. This limited mobility has not restricted his achievements; James trained as a stockbroker, and prior to retirement was Nestlé’s head of trade communications. Today he runs his […]
On the eighth day of our mission we were taken to the heart of Shanghai and the UK Trade and Investment offices to hear from a number of organisations, including elderly housing providers and experts at trading in China. It was so interesting […]
I was driving to work one October morning and thinking about a conversation a colleague in Credit Control had had with one of our Response service users the previous day. Our […]
I am currently sat on a train on my way to represent Tunstall in China on a trade mission with other organisations such as the NHS, architects, social care providers and property developers to showcase how we can help China with developing […]
I was lucky enough to recently visit Tunstall Televida in Barcelona (one of the leading Spanish cities for providing Tunstall telecare), to understand their proactive telecare services with the intention of applying this learning for use in the UK market.
Tunstall Televida supports more than 250,000 people who are older […]
On the 2 October 2015, I was delighted to be formally invited to the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility’s sixth awards ceremony to recognise that we had worked hard to meet the principles of the charter and to receive the certification. Cllr Stewart Stacey, Cabinet […]
Last week NICE published new guidance on “Home Care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes”. The media has focussed on a key point about home care visits needing to be longer. Sky quoted recent figures that showed eight councils in the UK had provided 593,000 […]