TSA have been working with ADASS and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) to create a powerful collection of ‘TEC Stories’, capturing ten very different, very personal stories, all of which paint a vivid picture of how technology enabled care is transforming people’s lives.
The stories are told from the individual’s perspective, using their experiences and their own unique circumstances to communicate what TEC means to them.
"By giving a voice to people who are already using a wide range of technology, this resource offers political leaders, commissioners and practitioners a case for change. The message from these stories is that technology is just a means to an end. The end, in the words of the Care Act, is promoting the wellbeing of the individual."
Alyson Scurfield, TSA CEO
TEC Stories can be downloaded as a 20 page PDF by clicking the link below, or the individual case study PDF using the links down the page.
In Debs’ story we hear how she is road-testing TEC via a smartphone app - she uses a social prescribing app to support her mental health with great results.
Here's an earlier appearance of Alice from TEC Stories using her KOMP one button computer (video courtesy of No Isolation)
See how Paul's life has been transformed with greater independence and connection with friends and family, with the use of a touch screen pad designed for those with severe physical impairments and disabilities.
Sam’s story describes how a mobile tool in the form of a smartphone app is helping her to manage anxiety and depression.
Alice's story describes how a piece of communication technology – called KOMP - has transformed how she communicates with loved ones and alleviates feelings of loneliness.
Hear how Madleen's life has been transformed by gaining greater independence and connection with friends and family with her daily use of a smartphone designed for blind and partially sighted persons.
Colin has complex disabilities and technology is levelling the playing field for him.
In Alice’s story we find out how a one-button solution is reducing her loneliness.
Sam’s story describes how a mobile tool is helping her to manage anxiety and stay on top of things.
Rachel describes how technology supports her sons who have learning disabilities and autism.
In Madleen’s story we find out how technology gives her, and other blind people, independence.
Paul has an acquired brain injury and tells us how he uses assistive technology to live more independently/.
Albert lives with dementia and we hear how TEC enables him to stay in the comfort of his own home and reduce the need for residential care and hospital.
Danuta’s story shows how an app helped her get support from health and social care services.
In Debs’ story, we hear how she is road-testing TEC for the benefit of those experiencing mental health issues.
Loren tells us how a digital tool helped her, and other children in care, to have their voices heard.