Advances in telecare: new solutions for carers and older people

9 June 2015, Queen’s University Belfast

From left: Gillian Robinson (ARK), Lesley Johnston and Lyn Campbell (Carers’ NI), Soo Hun (Centre for Connected Health and Social Care), Sue Yeandle, Steve Peebles (Carers’ UK), John McCormick (Carers’ NI) and Paula Devine (ARK)

This event was organised by Carers’ NI and the ARK Ageing Programme to mark Carers Week. The policy-practice workshop focused on carers and technology, and the audience and speakers came from academic, statutory, voluntary and community sectors.  The speakers were:

  • Ageing Well? everyday life with telecare support. Evidence from the AKTIVE project: Sue Yeandle (Professor of Sociology and Director of CIRCLE, University of Leeds) Video; Powerpoint slides
  • Telehealth in action in Northern Ireland: Soo Hun (Programme Manager, Centre for Connected Health and Social Care) Video; Powerpoint
  • GPS use within Dementia Care – an Occupational Therapist’s perspective: Karen Walls (Clinical Lead OT, Dementia Services, Northern HSC Trust) Video; Powerpoint slides

The Policy Brief Telecare solutions for older people and carers, by Alexandra Chapman and Sue Yeandle, is based on this event.

NVTV recorded interviews with a range of participants of this event for their Focal Point programme – click here (the interviews begin at 19.45 minutes)