The case for FREE telecare (UK)

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From TANN: England

Telecare Ready: Creating a universal entitlement to telecare (46 page PDF download) is a new report by James Lloyd of the Strategic Society Centre. In it he argues a case for delivering free telecare to enable people to live longer in their own homes thus reducing the burden on the state of supporting people in care homes. It contains some useful case studies and detailed analysis of various business cases for telecare deployments in the UK. Notwithstanding the council-centric assumption pervading the report that people will do what the authorities will tell them is good for them (and consequently the lack of consideration of councils’ capability to ‘market’ telecare to prospective users) the report should be a valuable contribution to debates about telecare in the UK.