Tunstall Healthcare integrates smart tech into new supported housing scheme in Northampton
UK-based healthcare technology provider Tunstall Healthcare has partnered with Northampton Partnership Homes and construction firm Jeakins Weir to integrate smart technology into a new innovative housing development that will support the independence of adults with learning disabilities.
Working in collaboration with Jeakins Weir, Tunstall’s smart technology was integrated at the planning stage of the development and will help staff and carers to provide more person centred support, as well as giving care managers greater insight into how best to allocate resources to meet the needs of the people living there.
Tunstall’s scalable communication system, Communicall Vi has been installed at Oak Tree Rise, a development comprising eight semi-detached bungalows and forming part of a supported housing scheme developed by West Northamptonshire Council to meet a demand for smart homes that support young adults with complex needs.
Designed specifically for group living environments, Communicall Vi provides an integrated platform for the delivery and management of 24/7 alarm communications, telecare, door entry and access control.
Its core system is linked to speech modules, which can be configured via a web browser or system control panel, providing carers and staff members at the accommodation with information to deliver effective care.
The system supports the use of telecare sensors and wearable technology, such as fall detectors, which will automatically raise an alert if help is required, enabling care to be given where and when it is needed, but supporting independence when it isn’t.
Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, commented: “Technology enabled care solutions (TECS) maximise independence and safety, making it a crucial consideration at the architectural planning stage.
“Working together with commissioners, providers and specifiers to ensure that the latest TECS are integrated into projects means we can create new models of care, which are more personalised and focused on enabling independence.
“Tunstall Healthcare is delighted to be a part of a fantastic ‘smart’ scheme that will have a really positive impact on the lives of people who live at Oak Tree Rise. This is a great example of how we can improve lives by collaboratively considering the potential of technology at the outset of planning new developments.”
James Banaszak, Contracts Manager at Jeakins Weir, added: “At Oak Tree Rise we’ve seen the positive outcomes that can be achieved through a holistic approach to technology enabled care, working collaboratively to integrate it into the architecture of the build, and the way support will be offered.
“We’ve created a flexible platform that can change as tenants’ needs change, creating homes that will meet their needs and enable them to live life to the full for many years to come.”
Tunstall has focused on technology for the health, housing and social care sectors for more than 60 years. With an estimated five million users in 22 countries, it works across Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
More recently, the telecare provider announced its involvement and sponsorship of the newly launched ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) and TEC Services Association (TSA) joint commission into how technology enabled care (TEC) can support the social care sector.https://thiis.co.uk/tunstall-healthcare-integrates-smart-tech-into-new-supported-housing-scheme-in-northampton/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GetFileAttachment.jpg?fit=900%2C678&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GetFileAttachment.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1HousingNewsroomSector NewsThird Sectorhousing,Learning disabilities,Northampton,Smart tech,supported,Tunstall HealthcareUK-based healthcare technology provider Tunstall Healthcare has partnered with Northampton Partnership Homes and construction firm Jeakins Weir to integrate smart technology into a new innovative housing development that will support the independence of adults with learning disabilities. Working in collaboration with Jeakins Weir, Tunstall’s smart technology was integrated at the...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine