‘Building Telecare in England’ – Department of Health launch

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.

Click here to read the briefing paper