We’re delighted to announce that the Assistive Technology Enabled Care Team (ATEC24) have been awarded the Digital Telecare Bronze Implementation Award. Most telecare equipment (community alarms, bed occupancies etc..) uses analogue telephone lines to connect to the wider system. By 2023 at the latest, the analogue telephone infrastructure will have been completely replaced by a digital network. This means the telecare equipment we provide would no longer be able to connect. We are working on a programme to make the required changes from analogue to digital to ensure citizens and families continue to get the support that they need.
To achieve this bronze status, the team has made significant progress in implementing a fully operational digital alarm receiving centre (ARC). This is a great achievement on our journey to digital telecare. We are one step closer to the first phase of testing telecare equipment on the new digital system with citizens and their families.
The team are looking to accelerate the project in 2021, and have brought in a new Project Manager to help drive the work forward. Craig O’Donnell, Service Manager ATEC 24, is going on secondment to the Scottish Local Government Digital Office, to lead the national programme for the housing sector across Scotland.
You can read more about the award on the Scottish Local Government Digital Office website