One newspaper – two treatments of telecare (UK)

1. Guardian journalist visits a response centre and becomes a spokesperson for Tunstall. It doesn’t quite justify the headline: How telecare is transforming social care.

2. Also in The Guardian – but this time by someone who has real, albeit at a high level, experience – Linda Sanders, Corporate Director for Social Care, Health and Housing at Hillingdon Council. In it she talks about the success of the council’s ‘reablement service’ that uses telecare technologies. As well as the significantly positive results, note the assessment- rather than technology-driven based approach. Telecare: delivering savings in Hillingdon. This probably better merits the previous headline.