In this blog Jeremy Porteus, vice-chair of the Housing & Ageing Alliance and Chief Executive of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, emphasises the need for connectivity to make the most use of telecare and telehealth services and highlights the opportunity created when digital inequality, digital inclusion and digital integration is addressed.
The blog makes reference to a number of resources:
- A White Paper (opens new window), published in March by the Tec Services Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Commission on technology and adult social care, that highlights the need for tec-enabled services to co-produce with service users, their carers and families.
- The Centre for Better Ageing's Good Home Inquiry (opens new window), published last month, that said good internet connectivity and the skills and confidence to make use of technology, is just as important than the technology itself.
- And a report by the TAPPI Inquiry, due to launch next month, that is another step forward are the five HAPPI reports, maximising the impact that technology can have on older people's enjoyment of their homes and how they receiver care and support.