Telecare

By Nicola.Padden, Tue, 22/03/2022

Katie Harrison, Specialist OT, East Lothian HSCP, talking about the benefits of working with technology to improve support outcomes and the benefits of having a physical location where people can see, touch and feel technology before deciding if they would benefit from it.

By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

University of Strathclyde Research - the experience of older people receiving telecare services during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2021, a research project led by the University of Strathclyde's School of Social Work and Social Policy, explored how telecare services have been experienced by older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. People using telecare services in three areas of Scotland were asked about service changes they had experienced, their use of wider technology, and keeping connected during periods of lockdown.

By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

Welcome to the December 2021 Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Telecare Update. 

A general summary and update on the telecare work streams that are currently being progressed by TEC:

By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

Telecare continues to represent a vital means of providing care and support at home in Scotland. Previous studies conducted by Farrpoint and Deloitte identified considerable variation in the approaches to call handling taken across Scotland, and recommended further analysis.

The Scottish Government and COSLA commissioned Farrpoint to conduct this further analysis through a review of telecare call handling services. Following this review, we are pleased to include below, a letter from Margaret Whoriskey and John Wood, along with part 1 and 2 of the final report.

By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

Danielle Roxburgh, Rapid Access Team Lead, East Renfrewshire HSCP, talking about this service which deals with short-term, focussed support for people with less complex needs, the opportunities for self-management and the impact of early intervention.

By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

This Briefing Note has been developed to align with Scottish Government measures to support the current system pressures.