assistive technology

Personalisation and telecare: Real or lip service?

Photograph of blog author Adrian ScaifeAdrian Scaife, UK Product Marketing Manager, talks about personalising telecare services.

Personalisation is all around us. No longer is the famous maxim from the car maker Henry Ford “you can have any colour car you like as long as it’s black” true. Even when you have decided on a make and a model, there are still many choices to make to deliver the car that provides all the […]

From Cables to Community

Tony Walker Twitter picsTony Walker, Director of Sales Operations at Tunstall Healthcare tells us about Moorgate Mill in Blackburn.

If there were ever any doubts that the right blend of building design, technology and care can radically change lives then my experience last month should put paid to them all.

Moorgate Mill

I had the pleasure of visiting Moorgate Mill in Blackburn, a 20 apartment development for individuals with various disabilities and complex […]

It will be great when it’s finished

Alison RoganSomeone told me that’s what they say about Brussels. On my first trip this week, I could see where they were coming from – cranes in the sky, building sites, road blocks and dust. However I only ventured from my hotel to the EU Parliament, so I’m probably being a little unfair.

I’d been lucky enough to be invited by techUK and Coadec to join a delegation to […]

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 […]

A NEAT way to raise awareness of AT

Meghan Betts, a Post Graduate Student at University of East Anglia, tells us about Norwich Electronic Assistive Technology (NEAT) Centre and how it’s raising awareness of assistive technology.

NEAT is a domestic simulation training centre for education, enterprise and research in assistive technologies based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, Norfolk. The state-of-the art facility is a self-contained, immersive learning environment that is adaptable to a variety of client needs.

What is the NEAT Centre?

  • The NEAThome has been purposely […]
By |March 16th, 2015|News|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

10 tips for OTs using AT in LD

Zoe Belford

Hello, I am Zoe Belford. I am the owner of Occupational Therapy Consultants (OTC) Ltd. In this first blog, I would like to introduce myself and my company and provide an overview of the benefits of assistive technology (AT) and occupational therapy (OT) to people who have a learning disability (LD) and the community health and social care teams that support them.

I have been a Consultant OT for 12 years. […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Crystal clear thinking at Herefordshire Housing


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 been shortlisted for 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, […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Embracing assistive technology in Shropshire

Andy Begley Shropshire

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

3 steps to better telehealthcare implementation

Kevin Alderson

Kevin Alderson, our UK Sales and Marketing Director, summarises the things you need to know to get better results when implementing technology enabled support services.

It is hard to ignore the challenges we face today. We have an ageing population. Increasing numbers of people are living with long-term and complex conditions. There are financial pressures everywhere. Meeting the challenges of rising demand and constrained resources requires thinking differently. To this end, […]