Using assistive technology and telecare to provide people with learning disabilities with improved opportunities to achieve greater independence

Jon Wilkie (Cheshire East Council Community Services, UK)

Journal of Assistive Technologies

ISSN: 1754-9450

Publication date: 7 September 2010

Abstract

Although standard telecare services have quickly become very successful in many areas, their extension to other groups, including people with learning disabilities, has been delayed by issues such as ethics, and a need for a wider range of technologies. A series of pilot studies have demonstrated over £400,000 of savings in a year, and have enabled improved processes for assessment and prescription to be developed. Four case studies are described and their successful outcomes establish a way forward for Cheshire East Council Community Services to roll out improved provision to support many more service users in the future.

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Wilkie, J. (2010), "Using assistive technology and telecare to provide people with learning disabilities with improved opportunities to achieve greater independence", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 50-53. https://doi.org/10.5042/jat.2010.0492

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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