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'Taking Care of The Future' telecare workshop for local authorities

Taking Care hosted a workshop for Local Authorities at The Gherkin in London on 4th October. The workshop gave attendees opportunity to discuss the challenges Local Authorities face to support an ever-growing ageing population.

October 18, 2018

Telecare workshop for local authorities

The UK telecommunications infrastructure is set to upgrade its lines from analogue to digital by 2025. All analogue telephony services will be switched off in order to complete this transition, so services that rely on analogue telephony – such as telecare – will need to be upgraded to ensure continuity to vulnerable users.

This transition, and the need to support an ever-increasing ageing population, poses challenges for Local Authorities.

Taking Care hosted a free workshop for selected Local Authorities at The Gherkin, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. We shared insights into how technology-enabled care can help Local Authorities support the independent elderly. Attendees learnt how Local Authorities can embrace technology-enabled care at an event designed to help prepare for the changing face of social care.

 

Challenges facing Local Authorities

Our workshops will give you an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing Local Authorities and hear expert independent opinion about: 

  • An ever-increasing ageing population and the current and future challenges local authorities face in supporting the wellbeing of this growing sector.
  • Managing the transition from analogue to digital for telecare services.
  • How to meet the cultural change required within both local authorities and their communities to embrace and benefit fully from emerging technology as quickly as possible.
  • The importance of engaging in discussions now that can shape service developments, aid infrastructure and resource planning, and enable most efficient budget management.

 

Insight from telecare experts

Taking Care, a subsidiary of AXA Health can work with you to overcome the challenges and manage the risks. The digital migration is at the forefront of our plans and we’re here to guide you through a seamless transition to realise the potential of digital connectivity with minimum disruption.

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of telecare and have over 35 years’ experience in helping over 70,000 people to feel supported and confident in the homes they love, for longer.

 

We understand the challenges and are ready to help…

Act now

It’s critical to act now to avoid the predicted disruption and increase of failed emergency telecare calls.

Plan the transition with our expert help

Plan ahead to ensure your telecare service users have a reliable and robust service that can be delivered safely and securely on the next generation networks.

Take advantage of digital technologies

Emerging technologies will improve telecare services, helping people live safely and independently, for longer.

 


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