assistive technology

Assisted living UK capabilities and opportunities report

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.

Assisted Living UK capabilities and opportunity report

The development of new assisted living products and services requires the insight of both care providers and technologists. The report provides data and information about assistied living technoogy in various parts of the UK.

Telecare: JIT

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

Telecare and dementia: using telecare effectively in the support of people with dementia

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.

Active at 60: local evaluation research

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.

Getting on: a manifesto for older people in a networked nation

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.

Supporting unpaid carers: the benefits of telecare (IRISS Insights, no.8)

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.

Evaluation of the Telecare Development Programme. Appendices

The appendices contain detailed information and statistics to support the evaluation report.

Evaluation of the telecare development programme: final report

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.

hsns09 : ethical considerations around telecare - Andrew Eccles

Podcast of a talk by Andrew Eccles, Lecturer, Glasgow School of Social Work, given at the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society : changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009.