Act quickly if you want to download and listen to the BBC’s 9 minute item on telecare broadcast yesterday as the download will only be available for a few days. Although introduced in terms of “Can such technology help people to live independently for longer or is it just a cost cutting exercise?” the item is generally positive. It includes comments from people who use telecare, an historical perspective by Kevin Doughty, and comment in relation to people with dementia from John Woolham.
There are related items on the download page. Of particular interest are: Individual Budgets, and Reviews and Reports where Minister Ivan Lewis announces that the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) is being asked to review the FACS eligibility criteria bandings and equity of their application. Download instructions on the right of this page.
Last programme in the series, an audience discussion, today at noon GMT.
(Here is the direct download url just in case the podcast is still available after it has dropped off the download page listing: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/
copy, join the two halves of the above url together, and then paste it into your browser.)