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 […]

Birmingham Telecare Service partners with The Silver Line

Andy Peterson, Head of Strategic Propositions at Tunstall, talks about a new partnership that could make a big difference to the lives of people who use telecare services in Birmingham.

This week will see the start of an exciting pilot programme very close to my heart, one which could make a big difference to the lives of the recipients.

It was over a year ago that I sent off a speculative email to The Silver Line asking for an introductory chat, […]

By |March 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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

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

Coventry TeleCareline launch

Nathan Downing, Telecare Project Manager at Coventry City Council writes about the launch of the Council’s TeleCareline service.

Today we launched Coventry City Council’s TeleCareline service at the council offices by recreating a living room and bedroom as a demonstration ‘Care Pod’. We did this because we wanted to show the difference technology can make to people’s lives and this seemed like a very humanising and innovative way to do it. We wanted to promote what we are doing here […]

By |December 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Integrated telecare at Derbyshire County Council

Richard Milner Derbys CC

Richard Milner, Project Officer, Derbyshire Accommodation and Support Team, Derbyshire County Council, tells us about how telecare is helping to support people who have history or at risk of falling to remain living independently at home.

More than 3 million older people fall every year in the UK. As well as often resulting in injury, falls and the fear of falling can really damage the confidence of older […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Dementia-friendly technology in North Wales #Teleconf2014

Rhianwen Jones, North Wales Regional Telecare Strategic Manager, has worked with older people’s services for over 30 years. Rhianwen is the line manager for Galw Gofal/Care Connect in the North Wales Regional Call Monitoring Service. The service […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Dementia-friendly technology in South East Wales #Teleconf2014

Our thanks for this blog go to David Williams, Project Manager for Assistive Technology and Accommodation with Care in SEWIC. David shared his perspectives on technology to support people living with dementia at the TSA […]

Brighton reflections – UK Dementia Congress

Alison Rogan

Alison Rogan, our External Affairs Director, writes about the UK Dementia Congress.

My eventful train journey to Brighton started off with a group of noisy young ladies from Eastern Europe drinking Lambrini and listening to loud music and the return journey was equally interesting with a large group of chattering Chinese students nearby.

Despite the noise, I reflected on the thousands of people affected by dementia and what I have […]

By |November 14th, 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