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TEC Stories

A powerful collection of personal stories

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. 

TEC stories brochure

TEC Stories Videos

In Debs’ story we hear how she is road-testing TEC, using her experience of mental health issues


Here's an earlier appearance of Alice from TEC Stories using her KOMP one button computer (video courtesy of No Isolation)

Sam’s story describes how a mobile tool is helping to manage her anxiety and keep on top of things


TEC Stories case study PDFs

Please click on the thumbnails to download the individual case studies

Colin has complex disabilities and technology is levelling the playing field for him.

Colin's story

In Alice’s story we find out how a one-button solution is reducing her loneliness.

Alice's story

Sam’s story describes how a mobile tool is helping her to manage anxiety and stay on top of things.

Sam's story

Rachel describes how technology supports her sons who have learning disabilities and autism.

Rachel's story

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/.

Pauls story

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.

Albert's story

Danuta’s story shows how an app helped her get support from health and social care services.

Danuta's story

In Debs’ story, we hear how she is road-testing TEC for the benefit of those experiencing mental health issues.

Deb's story

Loren tells us how a digital tool helped her, and other children in care, to have their voices heard.



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These TEC Stories are simple calls to action to you. Whether setting policy, developing commissioning guidance or implementing strategy please think about how personalised care solutions can benefit from embedding innovation and appropriate use of technology. 

I hope you find the stories interesting. We wanted them to demonstrate how life-enabling technology can be when it focuses on the outcomes that matter to the people themselves.


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