Carers

The new York model

Heather BardenHeather Barden, Chief Executive of Be Independent in York describes how telecare and the social enterprise model is the perfect match.

City of York Council has supported its residents with telecare, response and community equipment for many years, but since April 2014 the service has operated as a social enterprise. This means we are a business with a social purpose (to support people living independently in their own homes for as […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Features, News|0 Comments

Why cocoa is the best cure

Lin Rees and mumTechnology enabled care is truly a lifesaver for my mum

Lin Rees, telehealthcare development consultant at Tunstall Healthcare, explains how a simple cup of cocoa linked through technology, keeps her mum safe, well and protected. 

 

My role within Tunstall is as a Telehealthcare Development Consultant. Over the past 8 years I have been working with Local Authorities and Health boards in Wales and England to embed telehealthcare […]

iCarer to support caring networks

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Jim Charvill is Tunstall’s Group Director for Enterprise Architecture and his work involves developing new products and services. In this blog Jim discusses iCarer – a new system currently in development that aims to support those who care for others, in particular ‘informal’ (or unpaid) carers.

 iCarer is a three-year project funded through the AAL that started in 2013 with a goal to help informal carers. Here, Tunstall is working […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Get involved on Carers Rights Day

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Ali Rogan, our External Affairs Director, discusses the importance of Carers Rights Day.

After a long day in London, I spent a really enjoyable couple of hours at the Carers Rights Day Reception in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening.

Carers UK have been championing carer’s rights for a very long time and this event marked the launch of Carers Rights Day with the theme: Looking after someone? Know your rights.

Paul […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Features|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

Supporting carers at work

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Gemma Reucroft, Tunstall’s UK & Ireland HR Director, writes about the rising numbers of working carers – and what employers can do to help.

How many of your employees are caring for someone with dementia? Do you know? I’m guessing that most employers don’t. Yet we are facing a big challenge. Recent research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) said that dementia caring obligations cost English […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Carers Week

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Gemma Reucroft, Tunstall’s UK & Ireland HR Director, talks about Carers Week and why we’re pledging to support our employees who have caring responsibilities.

Today marks the start of Carers Week 2014. Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign, with the aim of improving the lives of carers and the people that they care for, something that we are passionate about here at Tunstall Healthcare.

Research by Carers […]

By |June 9th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Tunstall Healthcare joins Employers for Carers

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Gemma Reucroft, UK & Ireland HR Director, Tunstall Healthcare, explains why.

We are delighted to announce that we have joined Employers for Carers, in order to demonstrate our commitment to supporting our employees who also have caring responsibilities.

According to research undertaken by the Carers Week partnership for the report Prepared to Care?, 34% of carers feel that they have […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

Carers UK calls for action to realise potential of care technology

A new YouGov poll commissioned by charity Carers UK and supported by Tunstall Healthcare, has found that tech-savvy consumers of all ages are missing out on the help technology can provide when caring for older, ill or disabled loved ones.

The report entitled Potential for Change found that while over 70% of UK adults regularly use technology for banking, shopping and communications, only 30% embrace health and care technology to help care for older or disabled relatives.

While […]

By |September 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Supporting Working Carers: helping carers combine work and care

A new joint report has been published by the Government, Employers for Carers and Carers UK which calls for more support in helping carers to juggle work and care.

The report, titled Supporting Working Carers, warns that in addition to losing money, businesses risk losing valuable, experienced employees if action is not urgently taken to enable people with caring responsibilities to remain in work.

It is estimated that there are currently more than three million employees […]

By |September 4th, 2013|News|0 Comments