assistive technology

Launched in August 2006, the National Telecare Development Programme (TDP) aims to help more people in Scotland live at home for longer, with safety and security, by promoting the use of telecare in Scotland through the provision of a development fund and associated support.

This report evaluates the impact of the first two years of operation.

This report presents regional overviews of the state of assisted living technology in the UK.  See also the regional maps  http://www.healthktn.org/capabilitymap/

it is part of the Assisted Living Innovation Platform programme.

Report that is an output of a 15 month design research project carried out by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, in partnership with BT and Scope as part of the BT Better Future Program.

A web page of telecare resources, including documents relating to DALLAS, medication management, strategy documents, telecare workbooks, reports and news.

Book that explores how telecare can contribute to the support, protection, and quality of life of people with dementia. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers.

It is written for assessors, care and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.

Paper that surveys the current use of new health technologies and telecare in social care and explores ways to start building a technology-enabled vision for the future of care.

Active at 60 Local was a pilot initiative commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to identify the scope for utilising smart technology to: deliver services more effectively to older people; and leverage increased levels of activity among older people.

Despite older age being the best time of life to be using the Internet, more than 5.7 million UK over-65-year-olds have never been online. Internet access should play a key role in successful ageing and help build links across generations and geographies for the UK’s older people, yet millions remain excluded from social, financial and developmental opportunities that the vast majority of the UK population now takes for granted.

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics. Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed. This Insight looks at the benefits of telecare to support unpaid carers.

This case study describes the Foundations for Life Project, an innovative scheme that integrates affordable, accessible homes with private flats, as well as a range of key mainstream services for disabled people across housing, support, employment, education and community integration. It concludes with a list of learning points that would benefit anyone ;looking to run a similar scheme. In 2008 this scheme won a Housing Corporation Gold Award for Building Cohesive Communities.