The briefing paper (UPDATED 21st July) on our website explains what the forthcoming Preventative Technology Grant means for social services and partner organisations. We explain:
– why, in the era of the DH’s ‘hands off’ approach to policy implementation, it has made a big deal of this launch
– why services need to pay attention to the issues raised by the Telecare Policy Collaborative
– why attempts to add telecare into current systems without a full understanding of the issues will just add costs without realising the significant benefits that telecare can bring
The briefing paper also contains calculations of indicative grant amounts, by authority.