social care

Discussing going digital at the ADASS Spring Seminar

DaviIMG_0885d McKinney, Managing Director of Tunstall UK and Ireland, talks about this week’s ADASS Spring Seminar.

This week we are in Yarnfield for the annual ADASS Spring Seminar, talking to our social care leaders about the inevitable change from analogue to digital that will be starting next year and the impact it will have on social care in the UK.

The journey from analogue to digital in Sweden

At the event, we […]

Meeting the challenge – life’s ups and downs

Neil Revely at the eiffel towerNeil Revely, Chair of the ADASS Housing Policy Network and National Executive Member writes about the potential of technology to change the care landscape.

It’s amazing how sometimes in life we can accomplish things we never thought possible, just by being up for the challenge.

After a long career spent working in social services, health and housing, with a focus on leisure and community services too, for […]

Representing Healthcare UK in Hangzhou, China

Tony Walker Twitter picsTony Walker, Sales Operations & Business Development Director at Tunstall writes about the first exhibition in China, representing Healthcare UK. Read the first part of his blog series.

As well as being my birthday, Saturday saw the end of the first part of the China Business Mission and we moved from Hangzhou to Shanghai. As this is my first exhibition on Chinese soil it’s difficult to […]

By |November 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The accidental Connected Home

Kevin AldersonKevin Alderson, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Tunstall explores the concept of the Connected Home and the possibilities for technology enabled care services.

When I moved home several years ago one of my major priorities was to have a comfortable place to watch football. As a married man with two daughters the votes on whether to watch Leeds United or Strictly didn’t often go in my favour. So when we […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|News|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

Does spending more on adult social care equal better quality of life?

Does spending more on adult social care result in higher social care related quality of life scores? Apparently not, suggests Adrian Scaife, Health and Social Care Programme Manager, Tunstall Healthcare UK.

There has been much written about excellent patient involvement initiatives from a health perspective. For example, Tim Kelsey’s blog.

Relatively little attention has been paid to user reported measures of social care. However, the annual Adult Social […]

ToRCH: blazing a trail for personalised telecare services


Sarah Sims is Project Manager for Real Life Options, a national voluntary organisation that provides support for individuals with learning disabilities. In this series of blogs, Sarah discusses Real Life Options’ Transformation of Residential Care Homes project (ToRCH) and introduces stories from the people it involves. The aim of ToRCH is to increase choice and control for the people Real Life Options supports and the project is being […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

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

How redesigned housing solutions can improve health and wellbeing outcomes

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Tunstall Healthcare has addressed how commissioners and providers can deliver cost effective improvements in health outcomes, while focusing on quality and efficiency. The report, ‘Delivering housing, health and care outcomes’ is based on the collective discussions and examples from leaders across the sector, gathered at two summits held in March.

Based on the discussions presented by key industry figures, including representatives […]