Care technology provider awarded contract to help elderly and disabled people in Suffolk
Technology and innovation company Alcove, together with change management consultancy Rethink Partners and monitoring service Provide CIC have been awarded the contract to deliver Suffolk County Council’s innovative care technology service over the next three years.
Alcove’s intelligent care technology ecosystem was developed to enhance independent living for older and disabled adults, and revolutionise the delivery of care and support services globally to provide the 21st-century replacement for telecare
The business specialises in delivering connected care technology systems for local authorities, the NHS and housing associations across the country, with the new Cassius service awarded following a lengthy procurement process.
Hellen Bowey, Alcove founder and CEO said: “We are over the moon that we have been awarded this contract and that we have been recognised for our unique, innovative and data-led approach.
“Cassius will deliver more than technology to meet people’s needs – it will provide new and agile ways for the people in Suffolk, who require care and support, to continue to live well in their own homes.
“Our partnership also brings together a balance of expertise around technology, culture change, data and information, community engagement and monitoring to ensure people will find the service provides them with confidence, empowers those that we are looking to support, while aligning with expectations around how technology can be used.”
Initially, the service will launch with a high impact, targeted range of technology that will continue to grow into the full Cassius collection.
This means that the technology can be customised to meet people’s needs and to address individual challenges which will help them live independently at home for longer.
Clare Morris, CEO of Rethink Partners says: “It is fantastic that Suffolk County Council has recognised the the importance of culture change to support technology adoption and to ensure it was commissioned as an integral part of the service.
“Cassius will focus on technology that promotes independence and provides monitoring and assessment, in the first instance, but that is data driven to provide impactful insights into people’s needs – this will help inform more targeted care and support where it is needed, and give people, loved ones and care providers peace of mind, real-time information and back-up support if it is needed.
“In the coming months, this will develop into a wider, more integrated package of technology that will support additional needs and opportunities.”
County councils across the UK have been showing an increased interest in embracing new technology to help people living independently at home. Falkirk Council recently became the first local authority in Scotland to go live with an end-to-end digital telecare service.
Meanwhile, East Sussex County Council commissioned Doro Care UK to provide a telecare service model and welfare call checking service for local residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to reduce face-to-face contact.
Similarly, Cardiff Council has been working with HAS Technology, as part of the local authority’s telecare response service, to provide residents with innovative wearable solutions that can help to identify certain health risks early on.https://thiis.co.uk/care-technology-provider-awarded-contract-to-help-elderly-and-disabled-people-in-suffolk/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ResizedImage850568-using-smartwatch-and-phone-health-app-11.jpg?fit=900%2C601&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ResizedImage850568-using-smartwatch-and-phone-health-app-11.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Government & Local AuthoritiesNewsroomSector NewsAdults,Alcove,care technology,Provide CIC,Rethink Partners,Suffolk County CouncilTechnology and innovation company Alcove, together with change management consultancy Rethink Partners and monitoring service Provide CIC have been awarded the contract to deliver Suffolk County Council’s innovative care technology service over the next three years. Alcove’s intelligent care technology ecosystem was developed to enhance independent living for older and disabled adults, and revolutionise the delivery...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine