Sustainable Care Co-Investigator, Dr Kate Hamblin is joined by special guests Mark Allen, Head of Technology Enabled Care, Hampshire County Council and Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TEC Services Association (TSA).
In this episode, Kate explores how the pandemic has been a catalyst for change for the Technology Enabled Care sector. Mark Allen gives insight on how Hampshire County Council used technology during a time of unprecedented change and demand, reflecting on what the sector might learn from the crisis. Alyson Scurfield provides an industry-wide perspective on the pandemic’s impact for TSA members, TEC’s support to vulnerable communities and how the TSA supported the TEC sector with an intense outreach programme and obtaining key worker status for its workforce.
In the first of the Digital Care Futures Podcast Series by University of Sheffield's Sustainable Care Programme and TEC Services Association (TSA), Carla Dix, TEC Strategy Manager at Delta Wellbeing and Rupert Lawrence, former Head of amica24 now TSA's Operations Director, with TSA Head of Advisory Nathan Downing, talk about commissioning technology enabled care differently, provide examples of services which take a proactive and preventative approach as new models of delivery in action.
In the second of the Digital Care Futures Podcast Series by University of Sheffield's Sustainable Care Programme and TEC Services Association (TSA), Neil Eastwood, founder and CEO of Care Friends, Hector Alexander, co-founder of Yokeru, and Darren Crombie, CEO of Bridgit Care joins hosts Sheffield's Dr Kate Hamblin and TSA Marketing and Communications Manager Eve Solomon on Wednesday to talk about some of the challenges and opportunities they have encountered within the TEC marketplace as start-ups, and the approach of adult social care commissioning towards innovations in care technologies.
In the third of the Digital Care Futures Podcast Series by University of Sheffield's Sustainable Care Programme and TEC Services Association (TSA), Liverpool City Council Ann Williams (Commissioner and Contract Manager); James Bullion (Executive Director of Adult Social Services) at Norfolk County Council; Sarah Rank (Head of Business and Technology (Adult Social Services) at Norfolk County Council; and Geoff Connell (Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer) will join hosts Sheffield's Dr Kate Hamblin and TSA Tim Mulrey Lead Advisor Analogue to Digital this Wednesday to talk how the analogue to digital shift is an opportunity to rethink and redesign services beyond replacing analogue devices with digital versions. And the challenges of local authorities related to the digital connectivity and infrastructure needed to provide digital TECS in spite of the increasing importance and urgency of building out this provision.