We will be providing information and advice on the use of technology enabled care and support to help maximise people’s independence. We hope the information provided will help people to maximise their independence, have more control over their own lives and be able to access their communities.
For more information, look online (Google and Amazon are good starting points*), speak to your nearest independent living specialist or contact us for a bespoke assessment through Millbrook Healthcare.
Independent Living Centre
Are you looking for equipment that could help you stay independent?
The Independent Living Centre is a free and impartial service where our trained NHS occupational therapists can:
- assess your needs
- help you find the best equipment
- show you how the equipment works and help you to try it out
- explain how you can get equipment to keep you independent
- direct you to other services that might help you.
Millbrook Healthcare is the provider of technology enabled care and support (TECS) for Devon County Council as part of the Devon Independent Living Integrated Service (DILIS) contract.
The type of technology and equipment available, ranges from self-pouring kettles and medication reminders, to personal alarms. This includes personal alarm systems, known as telecare, where an emergency call response team is on hand to help if needed. Alerts can come direct from you, the service user, or, in some cases, automatically from the device itself.
The video below is from a recent event where some of this technology was demonstrated:
If you would like to know what kind of TECS support might be available to support any eligible needs that you may have, please start by completing our self-help online tool. Alternatively, you can contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 or email email@example.com.
The demonstration of ideas on this site is to provide you with suggestions of things you might like to consider to support you to independently source solutions, to address the needs arising from your impairment.
It is to show how such solutions can be used to generate thinking and to support you to look independently at how to meet your specific care and support needs.
Devon County Council is not endorsing the specific products referred to in this information and wishes to make it known that it has not tested them for quality assurance purposes.
Please apply your own judgement and research in addition to these ideas when exploring what solutions may work best for you.
Any decision you take to implement a form of assistive technology to meet your care and support needs is a matter for you. Devon County Council is not responsible for the appropriateness or suitability of any such devices unless it directly commissions them on your behalf.