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

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