Breakout Sessions – Wednesday 16th, 14:00 – 15:00

Breakout Session 1

Unification of TEC and Equipment Services Standards
Paul Finch, QSF Scheme Manager, TEC Quality
Jean Hutfield, Chair, NAEP (National Association of Equipment Providers)
Susan Heap, CERA Lead, NAEP (National Association of Equipment Providers)
Katie Cunningham, Service Delivery Manager Assisted Living Leeds, Leeds City Council – Leeds Community Equipment and Telecare Services
Marie Martinelli, Head of SHEQ & Governance, Medequip Assistive Technology Ltd

Eighteen months ago, the UKAS accredited certification body TEC Quality had a vision – to develop a new standard for equipment services and unify standards across the entire TEC industry. And in Partnership with the National Association of Equipment Providers (NAEP) that is exactly what they’ve achieved. Come and hear the story unfold from the people who engineered this, from the Test Bed partners who have implemented the standards in a real-time setting and the subsequent success and operational benefits that these new standards can bring to any organisation.

This session will reveal why the new standard had to be developed and what it now means for the entire sector. Attendees will hear about the rigorous processes that the standard has gone through from development through to testing and details the benefits the standard applies to any organisation in terms of a built-in “health check” and compliance protection.

The session will conclude with an interactive question and answer session.

Breakout Session 2

Supporting Independence through housing, technology and collaboration
Karen Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Northern Housing Consortium
Gill Lawson, Specialist – Home Ownership and Supply, Homes England
Nikki Carter, Service Manager, South Tyneside Council
Wendy Hicks, Midland Lead for Housing, NHS Transforming Care

In this session delegates will hear from:

Northern Housing Consortium on the current policy framework and whether this supports the delivery of homes to maintain the health and independence of citizens; it will look at the evidence of need, where there are gaps, what good might look like and what we need to do to get there.

Homes England on their mission to deliver high quality affordable housing and how their funding programmes can support providers to achieve delivery, including examples.

South Tyneside Council about their advanced approach to digital technology and how this is being built into the infrastructure and design of new housing developments to meet the needs of future generations.

NHS Transforming Care about the capital funding that is available to support people with LD needs to live in the community and examples of partnership working with housing and technology and the positive outcomes it has had.

Key themes for the session include:

-What are future demands and needs
-What future housing might look like to respond to this
-How to bring on board your local CCG / NHS – why it is important to establish good partnerships
-How technology needs to play a key role on

Breakout Session 3

Citizen Powered Proactive services
Practical examples of how NHS, social care and housing organisations are redesigning and commissioning care and support services to be more person-centred and outcomes focused. Offering better support for carers and families and to position the right care at the right time for more cost-effective delivery of social care and health services.

Presentation 1 – Commissioning an outcome based TECS service: the commissioner and provider experience in Torbay
Sarah Jones, TECS Strategy and Development Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
James Lampert, Head of Technology Enabled Care Services, NRS Healthcare

Are you looking for an outcomes and innovation based approach to commission your TEC service?  Find out:

-How Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust made the leap to decommission their traditional telecare service and design an outcomes based TECS contract
-How NRS Healthcare worked as a partner with the Trust to implement the new service
-About what a difference a year makes! Hear how TECS innovations to support care pathways are progressing

Presentation 2 – Forging a new approach: Housing and health partnerships in action
Kirsty Jewitt, Care Link Manager, Wakefield District Housing

This session presents the journey of how WDH is working with the care and health sector to create sustainable partnerships that benefit both parties, getting to a stage where they could successfully integrate with healthcare providers in the Wakefield District.

Learn about how we established partnerships to deliver range of support services including TEC solutions to support early hospital discharge and reduce readmission.

Presentation 3 – Identifying and managing pre-frailty in older adults with new walking speed sensor
Joe McLoughlin, Director – Astraline and Innovation, Organisation: Astraline, part of Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust Limited

Walking speed has been shown to be predictive of important clinical outcomes in older adults, it has particular value as one of the most significant indicators of frailty.

A feasibility study was conducted involving 20 frail older adults living alone, prototype sensors were installed in the participants’ homes for a period of three months to continuously measure their walking speed. The results demonstrating the feasibility of continuous ambient in-home walking speed monitoring in older adults.

Breakout Session 4 

The Vision for Population Health Enabled by Technology Enabled Care
Nicky Parker, Director of Transformation, Manchester City Council
Helena Zaum, Local and Regional Government Industry Lead, Microsoft UK

Like many local authorities, the City of Manchester is working to address issues of poor health and care outcomes, rising demand, and decreasing budget.  Come and find out how the new Local Care Organisation is planning to use technology enabled care and its live data, together with digital health and care records to support people to continue to live in their own homes.  Could the use of live data form part of a digital front door in the community to make more appropriate referral decisions, reduce the number of people going to hospital and residential care, and improve population health outcomes for the people of Manchester?  Nicky and Helena will take you through progress to date and direction of travel for the future.