Being mortal – ensuring a good life through to the end

Being MortalMarketing Services Manager at Tunstall Claire Smith talks about reading Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.

Once in a while a book comes along that has a profound effect on the reader. Being Mortal is a book I know I will revisit, and one that I would recommend everyone reads, especially those of us working with people who are older, have health and care needs or are at the end of their […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Three outcomes from Connected Care

Photograph of blog author Adrian Scaife

Adrian Scaife, UK Product Marketing Manager, talks about three key areas that are delivered by Connected Care. 

I have been thinking a lot about the Connected Home and Connected Care recently, not least because colleagues around the world have been working hard on developing our 2020 Vision which was recently published and because there seems to be an endless stream of Connected Home or Internet of […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

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 […]

Is digital the new black?

Housing with care with LETS

Technology-enabled housing with care – why aren’t we further ahead

Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare and author of a new paper ‘unleashing the power of digital communications’, discusses current challenges for housing with care providers.

We’re all different, but as we grow older most of us want similar things. To remain independent, and live somewhere safely and with dignity. To have the care and support […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Rethinking residential care


Simon Arnold, Tunstall’s Managing Director and CORC (Commission on Residential Care) Commissioner reflects on the Commission’s findings, which are being reported this week.

The care home sector is under greater scrutiny than ever over the quality of its services. Perceptions of residential care are largely negative and many homes are operating under financial constraints, against the backdrop of a changing landscape and ageing population.

Over the last year CORC has united experts […]

By |September 3rd, 2014|Features|0 Comments

The benefits of multigenerational housing

Multigenerational housing

Tunstall’s Luke O’Neil discusses the benefits of multigenerational housing (where different generations share a home) and asks what can we learn from such an approach?

In Britain we don’t really have a culture where older relatives live within younger family members’ homes any more. Years ago this differed and it was quite common to have a grandparent living with their children and grandchildren as they got older.

Indeed my own grandmother […]

By |August 26th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Celebrating the change makers

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Alison Rogan, Tunstall’s External Affairs Director, celebrates the change makers who are delivering better outcomes across housing, health and social care.

Pressure: we all read about it, hear about it – feel it. It might be meeting the challenges of our ageing population, including the rising number of people living with dementia. It might be satisfying the increasing demands being made on our housing, health and care systems, the […]

By |March 17th, 2014|Features|1 Comment

GGI calls for integration across housing, health and social care

A new report published by the Good Governance Institute (GGI) highlights how the successful integration of health, housing and social care services is crucial to the creation of sustainable care models for the future.

The report, Rethinking the integration agenda, examines the challenges that currently exist in delivering patient-centred care and sets out three key pathways to overcome the barriers to integration:

  • ‘Living Well’ pathways to inform attitudes towards care services
  • Development of new ‘cultures of care’
  • Investment […]
By |July 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tunstall Healthcare at CIH Housing 2013

CIH Housing) is the leading housing event in the UK, uniting thousands of professionals under one roof. The exhibition showcases the latest housing products and services while the conference tackles key housing issues with seminars running throughout the event.

This year, CIH and Tunstall are hosting three high level summits to follow on from the report, Delivering housing, health and care outcomes, which itself was the outcome of two CIH summits held […]

By |June 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

One Housing Group featured in Housing Technology magazine

An article from Kevin Beirne, Group Housing Director of Housing Care and Support for One Housing Group, has featured in the May edition of Housing Technology magazine.

The article looks at how One Housing Group is embracing telecare technology to make it a core part of their service offering. In addition to expanding their own services, the association is also looking to promote aspiration, independence and social mobile, to increase the personalisation of care.

Read the article, A Design for Assisted […]

By |May 31st, 2013|News|0 Comments