Dimensions – Embedding telecare into services for people with learning disabilities
Dimensions, the specialist provider of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism, is working in partnership with Tunstall Healthcare to include telecare as part of the person-centred support it offers. The aim is to help more than 3,000 people review the way they are supported and consider using telecare to give them more choice, control and independence.
Also known as Assistive Technology, telecare will help to deliver Dimensions’ Personalisation Journey, and in particular the Just Enough Support element, by enabling care to be delivered more flexibly, taking account of the needs of the individual and what is important to them.
Tunstall is the world’s leading provider of telecare and its specialist teams are working with Dimensions staff to ensure the people they support can benefit from the latest solutions, enabling them to live life to the full.
Just Enough Support
Just Enough Support is about people having neither too much, nor too little support, and not seeing support only in terms of paid formal support, but in the rich way we all receive support i.e. from friends, family, and the wider community.
Helping people with learning disabilities and those living with autism to connect with their communities and have choice and control in their lives means we need to think differently. This is what Just Enough Support is about: the practical and creative ways we can plan and shape services that will encourage a full life through exploring the alternatives to paid support and traditional service solutions.
Telecare has a key role to play in providing Just Enough Support, promoting independence by managing risks and enabling support services to be delivered in new ways. It can also protect the privacy and dignity of the people we support, giving them more flexibility in how they spend their money by freeing up staff time to be used in more creative ways.
For the people, we support Telecare helps to safeguard the people we support, but at the same time increase levels of independence, privacy and dignity by enabling care personalised to their needs. It also helps them to make their own choices and decisions about their lives.
Telecare gives additional reassurance that their loved ones are being supported 24 hours a day, and that their safety and independence is being maintained.
Telecare supports the changing nature of social care, helping to drive up the quality of service, improve outcomes, and increase the quality and continuity of care in a person-centred way.
Incorporating telecare into care plans can help to transform the lives of citizens by increasing their choice, control and independence. It can also help to deliver better for less, supporting the sustainability of services as well as improving individual outcomes
Our Connected Care solutions have been designed to support a wide range of people, including older people, people at risk of falls, people with limited mobility, people with learning disabilities, people with dementia and people with conditions such as epilepsy