Scottish housing providers are being asked to support a new Housing Charter that will help them engage with Technology Enabled Care (TEC).
The TEC in Housing Charter was launched at CIH Scotland Housing Festival 2019. The Charter has been developed as part of the TEC Ready Programme, which is funded by the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and hosted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
The Charter and its associated pledges were developed to support the use of TEC in creating and delivering housing solutions and include a focus on engaging customers in the co-design of TEC services.
The objective is to maximise the benefits that TEC solutions can bring by taking account of customer needs and putting them, their families or carers at the heart of the co-design, testing and review of customised services, to enable people to live in their homes safely and independently for as long as possible.
Another pledge commits to collaborative working so that ideas can be shared and work on within individual organisations, as well as with the wider housing sector, universities and other research institutions.
It is hoped that housing associations will work in partnership with customers and others, including health and social care colleagues, to investigate the use of preventative analytics, allowing greater opportunity for intervention at an earlier stage, potentially reducing the risk of falls and frailty.
ARMED provides technology-enabled care solutions to empower people to remain independent in their home for longer. In addition to monitoring the individual, the ARMED wearable device also allows issues to be picked up in the wider home setting, helping improve quality of life.
They are working with Loreburn Housing Association their families and carers, with a tech solution that brings peace of mind while allowing people to live independently at home, for as long as possible. Loreburn fitted their customers with the ARMED solution and almost instantaneously they got results.
Brian Brown, Director of ARMED (Early Intervention & Prevention Solutions) said:
“Predictive analytics modelling - developed in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University - uses data to predict the risk of a potential fall and allow intervention. Examples of this are now demonstrating escalations of risk being identified up to 32 days in advance of previously identified falls.”
Our technology-enabled care solutions help individuals and their families, Housing and Care Providers plus the wider community. By encouraging self-management and identifying at-risk individuals sooner, there is potential to save millions of pounds from the public purse.”
A new website has recently been launched for ARMED (Advanced Risk Modelling for Early detection) - an innovative prevention and self-management solution from H.A.S. Technology. ARMED combines pioneering predictive analytics modelling (developed with Edinburgh Napier University) with innovative wearable technology, and health and social care data. The technology-enabled care solution is a powerful tool that can identify risks for the elderly (including risk of falling), earlier in the care cycle.