Simon Burns, Minister of State for Health and MP for Chelmsford, will be visiting Glovershots Sheltered Housing Accommodation on Tuesday 3 August to find out more about the Telecare service offered to Essex elderly residents.
Hosted by Tunstall Healthcare Group, Essex County Council and Chelmer Housing Partnership, Mr Burns, MP will be shown around the smart home flat, which demonstrates first-hand how innovative Telecare solutions are supporting people to live independently in their own homes with improved quality of life.
Mr Burns, MP will meet with Councillor Ann Naylor, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults, Health & Community Wellbeing; Jenny Owen, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director Adults, Health & Community Wellbeing, Essex County Council; Gary Raynor Telecare Services Development Manager, Essex County Council and Ali Rogan, Group Marketing Director, Tunstall, who will explain the positive impact of Telecare on the health and social care economy.
Simon Burns, Health Minister said: "Telecare has a very important role to play in people's lives. Glovershots is a great example of innovative support that is making a difference to many elderly people in Essex. High quality care and support will enable people to remain independent for longer, developing their skills and interests so that they can have a better quality of life."
Cllr Ann Naylor said: "Essex County Council is pleased to be able to offer Telecare as a solution to independent living and I am delighted to be able to showcase this service to Mr Burns, MP. We know from resident feedback that Telecare is a service that provides security and comfort while allowing residents the freedom to remain in their own home."
Ali Rogan, Marketing Director for Tunstall, said: "Telecare makes a real difference to the lives of those with support requirements and long-term care needs, and Chelmer Housing Partnership's use of Telecare solutions across both their re-ablement and sheltered housing schemes has helped improve residents' quality of life, giving them peace of mind that help is always on hand if required. With numerous Telecare and Telehealth projects across the region, Essex shows a continued investment in Telehealthcare, and the positive impacts of the solutions on residents and health services demonstrate the county is setting an example for others to follow."