How to deliver better care services through technology

Kevin Alderson

Tunstall’s Kevin Alderson reflects on the recent ADASS innovations Better Care Technology workshop and shares tips for successful telecare implementation.

I was involved in an ADASS innovations workshop at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (#NCASC14) conference. It was called Better Care Technology and involved presentations by Linda Sanders, ADASS Telecare Lead, Peter Hay, Strategic Director for Adults and Communities, Birmingham City Council and Joy Hollister, Director […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Heritage like no other


System Consultant Kevin Avery has worked here since the 1970s and is the mastermind behind our telecare museum. In this post, Kevin comments on some of the museum’s latest additions…

Few companies have a heritage like Tunstall and I’m really proud of our status as a British manufacturer turned service provider. Recently, I found some photographs to add to our museum, which you can read about here.

These photos were […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

The NHS Five Year Forward View Plan – a residential care perspective


Simon Arnold, CORC (Commission on Residential Care) Commissioner and MD of Tunstall Healthcare looks at one of the key recommendations in NHS England’s new report.

NHS England, recently published its NHS Five Year Forward View, a 40-page plan which, in the words of chief executive Simon Stevens “will make the case for some of the changes we’re going to need” in funding and reforming the service.

It’s a very interesting read, […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Thinking differently at Dimensions


Luke Joy-Smith, Regional Managing Director – West at Dimensions, a specialist provider of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism, tells us about the launch of the new partnership with Tunstall.


On Wednesday 8 October I was at Pride Park, the home of Derby County Football Club. It was an entirely appropriate place to launch an initiative of which I am extremely proud to be a part.

We are […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Four common sense innovations for falls services?

Adrian Scaife

Adrian Scaife, our UK Product Marketing Manager, presents four common sense innovations for falls and invites you to share yours!

In a previous blog I compared fire and falls prevention and the need to use strategies to both reduce the probability and minimise the consequences of falls. Together, both the human and financial consequences could be reduced.


  • Falls and fractures in people aged 65 and over account for over 4 […]
By |October 23rd, 2014|Features|2 Comments

Improving residential care for people living with dementia


Mike Padgham, owner of St Cecilia’s care home in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) talks about how using telecare in residential care is maximising the independence and dignity of people with dementia and supporting staff to deliver improved care.

I read with interest the CORC (Commission on Residential Care) report produced by DEMOS last month. It really gets to the […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Learning from Telemonitoring NI


Last week Simon Arnold, Tunstall’s Managing Director and Director of TF3 consortium, which comprises Tunstall, Fold and S3 Group, spoke at NICON eHealth conference (#eHealthNI14) about Telemonitoring NI, a pioneering telehealthcare service that is now an international reference point in its field…

This blog summarises my NICON conference talk and covers the progression of Telemonitoring NI and what we have learnt. I will focus on telehealth, but it […]

By |October 13th, 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, […]

How Reablement Lite can transform care in tough times

 Adrian Scaife

Adrian Scaife from Tunstall Advisory Service (TAS) introduces ‘Reablement Lite’ – now with added prevention.

According to the Adult Social Care Outcome Framework just 3% of all older people discharged from hospital benefit from a reablement service out of a total of 1.34 million older people discharged in the three month sample period.

The question arises what support was needed or provided to 97% of people who didn’t receive this […]