Telecare - providing more personalised care

What is the video about?

This film highlights several case studies of people using telecare to meet their support needs. Through the case study examples, it demonstrates a range of the available technology and shows how it has helped to maintain people’s independence, reducing their reliance on formal and informal carers. The film also emphasises the importance of commissioning telecare according to social care outcomes.

Messages for practice

  1. Telecare offers potential benefits for individual users, including safety and independence.
  2. Telecare should be commissioned as part of a broader package of social care support.
  3. Commissioners should concentrate on commissioning telecare services on the basis of the outcomes that the individual wants to achieve.

Who will find this useful?

People thinking about using telecare to meet their support needs – and the supporters of those people; commissioners of social care.