Local approach to adult care technology hailed

Published Friday 23 May 2014 at 16:13

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s approach to the commissioning of assistive living technology has been held up as an example of good practice in a new report.

The report, published by adult social care body Skills for Care, looks at how authorities across England are providing assistive living technology and the challenges facing them.

The Council’s Safe and Well Programme promotes the use of the assistive living technology to support those who need help to maintain independenceand stay safe in their homes, giving them more control over their care.

This technology being used includes devices such as door and movement sensors, falls detectors, medication dispensers and many more things.

The report mentions the Council’s joint working with Blackburn with Darwen CCG and other local partners via a steering group that oversees and facilitates the development and implementation of assistive living services locally.

Steve Tingle, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Director of Commissioning and Adult Social Care, said: “I’m pleased that the report has highlighted all we’re doing locally to provide safe, secure and comfortable care for those people who need support to maintain independence in their homes. Assistive living technology enables individuals and their carers  to enjoy a real peace of mind and help them to enjoy their lives more knowing they have this equipment in place.”

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