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Building telecare in England

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    19 July 2005
  • Primary audience:
    Professionals
  • Publication format:
    Electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    5217
  • Pages:
    16
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

Telecare offers the promise of enabling thousands of older people to live independently, in control and with dignity for longer. This document provides local authorities and their partners with guidance in developing telecare services for their communities. It sets out the purpose of the Preventative Technology Grant and sets out expectations for the use of the grant.

Accompanying this guidance, the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) in the Department of Health, has published an online detailed implementation guide to developing and delivering telecare services.

The CSIP Housing Learning and Improvement Network has also made available on CD-ROM an accompanying learning and improvement tool that showcases what telecare can achieve.

Strategic business case models for telecare

Published below are two separate, but linked, models, developed to support social service departments in the development of strategy and business cases for local telecare projects. This is to support councils in making decisions about how to spend the Preventative Technology Grant. Supplementing these models is a detailed guidance document on how to use of these models.

The models provided are only an aid, which councils are free to use if they so wish. The Department does not intend to provide councils with training and/or ongoing support in the use of these models.

This Excel model uses macros and so recommend that you choose Save rather than Open if prompted, or alternatively right click and select Save Target As

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