ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services)
Tunstall is working closely with ADASS in two key areas:
The ADASS SpringBoard programme has been designed for Principal Social Workers (PSWs), and will identify and help develop the next generation of social care leaders, providing them with support to develop their impact and influence. The programme consists of blended learning, with online coaching, group webinars, Q&A sessions and distance learning. The course comprises three modules;
- Emotional Intelligence and the Growth Mindset
- Personal Impact and Influencing Others
- Assertiveness and Challenging Positively
ADASS SpringBoard will help to build a solid foundation of tools and techniques for individuals to unlock their full leadership potential.
ADASS TSA Commission
Tunstall sponsored the ADASS and TEC Services Association (TSA) joint commission, which brought together a powerhouse of professionals to explore how technology can be used to solve common challenges around care, health and housing. Tunstall played a key role in developing the report, sharing our expertise in the ways technology can help to increase the capacity and resilience of services, and make care more flexible and proactive.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Hero Awards
Tunstall is proud to sponsor Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Hero Awards, which showcases the stories of people doing outstanding things to support people affected by dementia. The awards recognise the inspirational achievements of those who care for people with dementia, those finding innovative solutions in research, and the campaigners and media fighting for the rights of people with dementia.
ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators)
Retirement Community model amongst older people and stakeholders alike , and increase the volume and quality of expertise within the sector, continually investing in research to better understand and promote the socio-economic value of the housing with care model. Tunstall is working closely with ARCO to help achieve these goals, and build a strong sector with an appropriate legal framework, and sustainable and innovative design and construction.
CCN (County Councils’ Network)
The County Councils’ Network (CCN) is a cross-party special interest group of the Local Government Association, representing England’s county local authorities. Its members represent some 26 million people, and are responsible for almost half the country’s entire spend on children’s and adult social care. Its reports and advocacy influencing debates on the future of local services, with its work securing concessions from national governments Tunstall has supported the development of the CCN's Analysis Report; Employing Assistive Technology in Adult Social Care, which provides unique insight into the status of assistive technology in local authorities in England, and makes a series of recommendations to Government. You can read the full report in the White Papers section of this website
DHI (Digital Health & Care Institute Scotland)
Tunstall is lead partner in the Next Generation Solutions for Healthy Ageing cluster, which is being led by Digital Health & Care Institute Scotland as part of its activities to support the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and the Digital Telecare Workstream, being led by the Digital Office for Local Government. The cluster brings together corporate, SME, academic, health and care providers to enable them to co-design digital solutions to some of Scotland’s biggest health and care challenges. The project aims to develop personalised and preventative solutions and services fit for the 21st century, helping the Scottish population to live longer and healthier lives, while creating new jobs for the economy.
DLF (Disabled Living Foundation)
Tunstall, along with TSA, has been supporting the DLF’s development of ProAssist, an easy-to-use web portal which gives professionals access to a searchable archive of thousands of personalised independent living solutions. ProAssist provides and independent and reliable source of in-depth product information, reviews, guides, research and users’ stories for anyone responsible for prescribing equipment. Part of the highly successful LivingMadeEasy portal used by more than two million people every year, the unique resource is free of charge to TSA members, and is the first of its kind to adopt an international classification system based on ISO standards for assistive technology.
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) is the Global Health Connector for Digital Health, facilitating multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care. Tunstall is proud to be a member of the ECHAlliance.
Housing LIN (Housing Learning and Improvement Network)
Tunstall has a long-standing relationship with Housing LIN, working together on various projects and sponsoring its annual conference. Housing LIN is a sophisticated network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population. Recognised by government and the housing with care sector as a leading ‘knowledge hub’ on specialist housing, Housing LIN delivers a range of online and regional networked activities designed to share ideas, resources and insight to spread good practice and inform and improve the range of housing choices that enable older and disabled people live independently. Tunstall is also supporting TAPPI (Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation), a project dedicated to developing a benchmark for what ‘good’ looks like in technology for housing and care.
NHC (Northern Housing Consortium)
The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England. It is a membership organisation made up of local authorities, ALMOs and associations that provide social housing for tenants. Consortium Procurement (CP) is a not-for-profit membership body with a portfolio of over 400 members across the whole of the UK which provides public sector bodies with a compliant and trusted procurement route. Tunstall has been a supplier on the Northern Housing Consortium’s (NHC) framework for Technology Enabled Care since its inception in 2008. As a result, Tunstall has built a strong relationship with the NHC and works alongside them to ensure members get the best possible solutions to meet their needs. Tunstall was awarded the following TECS 19-23 lots: Lot 1 Product Catalogue Lot 2 Installation, Service/Maintenance and Repair (1st Ranked) Lot 3.1 Call Monitoring Lot 3.3 Call Monitoring with Mobile Response Lot 3.4 Call Centre Monitoring Equipment Servicing /Maintenance and Repair (1st Ranked) Opportunities can be awarded via further competitions (mini tenders), direct award or ranked award, giving members choice and flexibility as to how they award their contracts to a selected list of suppliers through an approved procurement route.
PfH (Procurement for Housing)
PfH delivers complete, whole house services that encompass not just frameworks, but consultancy, technology and dynamic purchasing systems; all of which allow its Members to achieve step-change improvements through a combined approach of delivering immediate cost savings at the same time as driving insightful long-term benefits. Tunstall has been a supplier on PfH’s Telecare and Telehealth products and services framework since 2015, and works with them to provide a range of market leading solutions to its members. Tunstall was awarded the following Provision of Telecare and Telehealth Services lots: Lot 1 Equipment and Associated Services Lot 2 Call Monitoring (1st Ranked) Lot 3 Managed Service (1st Ranked) Opportunities can be awarded via further competitions (mini tenders), direct award or ranked award, giving members choice and flexibility as to how they award their contracts to a selected list of suppliers through an approved procurement route.
RCOT/Tunstall Award for Technology Innovation in Occupational Therapy
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Awards provide funding opportunities to support members with a wide range of activities across ten award categories, including the Tunstall Award for Technology Innovation in Occupational Therapy. The awards enable to members to undertake activities that support personal or service development, and make improvements to the services that occupational therapists offer to the people they work with. The valuable project funding provides opportunities to individuals and groups working in a range of fields including motor skills, mental health and technology; innovators and entrepreneurs; early and experienced researchers; and students.
TSA (Technology Enabled Care Services Association)
The TSA is the representative body for technology enabled care (TEC) services, working on behalf of and advising organisations including telecare and telehealth providers, suppliers, housing associations, care providers, emergency services, academia, charities, government bodies and health and social care commissioners. Tunstall has a long standing relationship with TSA, working closely with them on a range of events and initiatives to support its members.
ADASS and TSA Commission
Tunstall is sponsoring the ADASS and TEC Services Association (TSA) joint commission, which has brought together a powerhouse of professionals to explore how technology can be used to solve common challenges around care, health and housing. Tunstall has played a key role in developing the report, sharing its expertise in the ways technology can help to increase the capacity and resilience of services, and make care more flexible and proactive. The Commission’s recommendations were launched at TSA’s International Technology Enabled Care Conference on 23 March 2021, and will be presented to Government.