Planning Ahead The family conversation

A report based on research designed to learn more about if and how families discuss and plan ahead for later life and the extent to which knowledge and decisions are shared between the generations.

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Board Assurance Prompt specialised housing for older people

This report from Housing LIN in partnership with Nigel Appleton of Contact Consulting and the GGI (Good Governance Institute) focuses on the role of technology within sheltered and supported housing schemes to assist older people. It aims to encourage decision makers to better understand the use of telehealthcare as a means of supporting independence. It […]

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Assistive technology as a means of supporting people with dementia A Review

To coincide with the Housing LIN’s involvement in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, we have published this helpful review of how AT can support people with dementia. Co-authored by Tahir Idris and Steve Bonner, they indicate that awareness of the products, devices and solutions available is still sketchy and variable around the UK and […]

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Accommodation options for older people who have dementia FS16

There is an increasing range of options available for the accommodation and care of people who have dementia. Some people with dementia are now being diagnosed at an early stage when they remain relatively able and can make their own decisions. Early diagnosis increases the possibility of there being a range of accommodation options available. […]

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UKTelehealthcare

UKTelehealthcare’s mission is to support health and care professionals and suppliers to deliver the widest choice and range of appropriate Technology Enabled Care Services to patients, service users and their carers’ and to raise awareness of these services to the public so that they can make informed choices of how this will benefit their care […]

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Telecare Implementation Guide

A practical resource for commissioners and organisations considering development of telecare services

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Helping visually impaired people in their homes assistive technology

Findings of a project, commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, that aimed to determine the needs of visually impaired people. This comprised surveys of user needs and existing assistive technology, and a gap analysis. It found a wide range of available devices (equipment and products) that reflects the large number of tasks required for daily living

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Eco Housing Taking Extra Care with environmentally friendly design

This summarises the current policy & legislative context for “green” and “intelligent” housing. It presents examples of extra care and general needs housing developments incorporating such technology, and looks at possible future directions. It also includes a useful checklist of things to consider. It is adapted from an article in Building magazine (Dec 2004). Factsheet […]

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