Merton Council award for telecare project

In a pilot scheme, volunteer residents at The Oaks sheltered housing scheme have had the small monitoring systems fitted in their homes to identify potential emergent pre-critical situations. It is tailored to monitor the resident’s environment for pre-critical signs and provides an alert signal through a variety of media (SMS, mobile phone, web enabled PC, email).

Councillor Steve Austin, Cabinet Member for Community Care & Housing said:
“We are delighted to have received this award. Merton is very keen to promote forward-thinking approaches to delivering public services, and this is an example of a project where new technology can have a real impact on improving people’s lives.” Read more.