What was the issue you were addressing or working on?

The initiative was supported by the Partnership which wished to reduce levels of delayed discharge from hospital by eliminating or minimising waiting times for telecare installation to support older people living at home with a care package.

What you did?

The Change Fund provided a budget for the appointment of telecare technician staff and a range of telecare equipment for installation (non recurring) as well as multi functional assistive technology.

What were the outcomes - benefits or otherwise?

Benefits are currently ongoing, minimising waiting times for telecare equipment for people either being discharged from hospital or in supporting a care at home package that helps avoid unnecessary admission to hospital. The assistive technology supports the assessment and risk management strategies for people living at home in the community and also enhances quality of life through meaningful activity. The Change Fund funding for equipment was non recurring in Year 2; the funding for the Telecare technicians is currently scheduled to terminate at the end of the Change Fund programme.

Contacts - to find out more

Lorna Muir   0141 618 5638