The charity Carers UK has followed up its March report Care and technology in the 21st century with an undated but apparently recent report Carers and Telecare. Most of the report will not interest Telecare Aware readers, but the conclusion and the page before it might: “as it stands, this technology is not delivering all it can, as a lack of awareness and difficulties in accessing it act as barriers to take up. Too many families have never been offered the option of telecare and telehealth – despite the evidence that they are overwhelmingly likely to consider it. Only 6% of respondents to our survey would not want telecare whilst almost two thirds had no idea what was available.” Heads-up thanks to Guy Dewsbury.
Carers UK is the third organisation in recent weeks that we have noted to have taken Tunstall’s shilling to produce a report, reinforcing our perception that Tunstall is now seeking out organisations whose credibility coattails it can ride.