Telecare: The Future of Social Care
1st Jan to 31st Dec
Telecare technologies are being increasingly adopted by health and social care authorities in order to support people to live in their own homes for longer, reducing costs associated with hospital and nursing home care and improving people's independence
There are over 1.7 million people bene ting from telecare in the UK. Yet it is still a young industry and needs standards that ensure the service is reliable, consistent and continuous for people using telecare and for those – mainly local authorities – commissioning it. This is why, at the Telecare Services Association (TSA), we have produced a Telecare Code of Practice.
The 2009 Code is the result of the widest stakeholder consultation exercise ever undertaken by TSA. Government departments in England and in the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Department of Health together with TSA Members have all been involved in shaping its modular framework.
Who is the Code aimed at?
TSA developed the Telecare Code of Practice primarily for use by telecare service providers to ensure quality standards for service delivery and, critically, to assist commissioners in identifying quality providers.