We’re all different, but as we grow older most of us want the same things.
To remain independent, and live somewhere safely and with dignity.
To have the care and support we need and feel connected to our families and community.
Tunstall has harnessed the power of IP digital technology to open up a whole new world of capability both for the provider and the citizen.
Housing providers are facing major challenges.
We have already begun a journey from analogue to digital which will enable us to deliver different models of care and support.
By adding a revolutionary communications layer to housing with care we can move towards homes which are sustainable and deliver a new range of aspirational services and experiences.
1Age UK, Later Life in the United Kingdom, January 2015
2The Bigger Picture: Understanding disability and care in England’s older population, Independent Age and Strategic Society Centre, November 2014
Launch of white paper exploring the power of technology enabled housing with care
The Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network) has sought the views of its members on the future of housing with care with a specific focus on the use of technology. This white paper, supported by Tunstall Healthcare, looks at how technology may be used to support the ambitions of delivering first class housing, care and support.
This short paper summarises the results from an online survey and lively workshop held with the South West Housing LIN leadership set on 22 January 2015. We are very grateful to everyone’s input and feedback in compiling this paper.
The biggest barriers to greater adoption of technology to support housing with care are:
How to break down the barriers
What can be achieved by doing “technology enabled housing with care” well?
It is worth having a look at our “housing visionaries” paper which can be viewed here
For further information, please contact the author of this paper firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director, Tunstall Healthcare and author of this report says “The finding from this white paper ring true for a lot of us who have been involved in transforming services. The barriers to adoption often start with the issue of culture and one of moving from a fear of change and silo working, to a new culture of embracing change and continual improvement – but this takes strong leadership and a good understanding of what new technology can do. Best practice in the area of technology enabled housing with care is an area which the Housing LIN is taking seriously, and a bank of visionaries and case studies is being built.”
Jeremy Porteus. Director of the Housing LIN says “The benefits to be gained from getting it right are not to be underestimated. Whether your ambition is for better integration, a reduction in falls or productivity gains, one thing that can’t be ignored is the outcomes for residents – let’s get networked to enable people to be better connected, better protected, fulfilled and in control.”