11 July 2023
NRS Healthcare are delighted to announce a new partnership with Sheffield City Council as their Service Development Business Partner for Technology Enabled Care (TEC).The NRS Healthcare TEC team are assisting with the transformation of Sheffield City Council’s TEC service offer, undertaking co-production activities that will help them develop a new commissioning strategy.
James Lampert, Head of Innovation & Partnerships, TEC at NRS, has said of the partnership
“We’re excited to be embarking on this journey of change with Sheffield City Council.We are committed to co-design and co-production and will be collaborating with local stakeholders, including people with lived experience to help inform and support the developments. We will be working closely with other stakeholders and have already engaged with hundreds of people working across health, housing, and social care.”
The first co-production event took place at the end of May as part of Sheffield’s “Festival of Involvement” at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United’s ground.The event was well-attended by health and council staff, people from the voluntary sector, people who draw on care and support and technology suppliers. Co-design workshops ran throughout the day, giving everyone who attended the chance to have their say.
This is the initial step in the joint project; to assess the current level of TEC provision within the city and to collate the views of people across Sheffield.The audit will inform the next steps to future proof the TEC services, with the aim of delivering a personalised, outcome focused service.
Alexis Chappell the Strategic Director of Adult Care and Wellbeing Services commented, “Sheffield’s aim is to become one of the UKs leading health and social care communities in the deployment of TEC, very much supporting people to fulfil their potential for independent living, enabling them to live the life they want to live in a safe environment. Our vision is to have a joint TEC Commissioning Strategy which connects Health, Housing, and Social Care, with a new service delivery model that enables the combination of proactive care, reactive care and in-person care, to deliver the best possible outcomes for people in receipt of care at the same time making the best use of available resource.
To this end we are delighted to be partnering with NRS Healthcare in the transformation of our TEC services, they bring with them wealth of knowledge and experience with a proven track record in the co-design of TEC services.”