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Pioneering 'Enabling You With Technology' Pilot Project Receives Innovation Award

“Enabling You With Technology,” a partnership pilot project between the Surrey County Council and the Mall Valley District Council, has been recognized for its efforts to help seniors live more independent lives.

The team won the Innovation and Improvement Award at the Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership’s (SDHCP) inaugural Better Together award.

This high-tech home-monitoring system identifies early warning signs of poor health and exercise capacity, prevents falls by placing sensors on household items and locations around the home, helps people stay independent, and provides additional Allows you to proactively detect if support is needed. they are in danger.

Thirza Sawtell, SDHCP Place Lead, said: The team worked closely with the County Council’s Local Mall Valley Social Care Team to trial the use of the home monitoring system in the local community. With the success of the first trial, the TEC pilot is now being rolled out to more teams in Surrey, with the ultimate goal of helping people stay home longer and reducing pressure on the system. , so that a thorough risk assessment can be performed. “

Sinead Mooney, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Surrey County Council, said: is longer.

“Not only will this service improve the quality of life for our residents, but it will also give families peace of mind that they can check on their loved ones remotely. It’s one of the ways we work with partners to transform and modernize care for your benefit.

“This project is going from strength to strength and we look forward to highlighting further progress in our partnership in the near future.”

The County Council has partnered with Mole Valley Life, the County Council’s technology-enabled care service, to provide the service.

Rep. Caroline Salmon, Cabinet Member for Community Services on the District Council, said: Receiving the Innovation and Improvement Award is a testament to our strong partnerships at work and our ‘Enabling You with Technology’ pilots to our health and social care systems at the neighborhood and location level. It’s a testament to the huge benefits we’ve already provided.

On a personal level, TEC helps the most vulnerable citizens feel safe in their homes, while providing essential peace of mind for families who can’t be with their loved ones around the clock. Through our partnerships with county and neighborhood councils, we hope to help more residents stay safe and at home longer. “

Sue, whose mother installed a home monitoring system, said: Just knowing that her mother is safe gives her peace of mind. I think she suits many people. ’ See the family story here.

The system is currently available through Adult Social Care in Mole Valley, Reigate, Banstead, Tandridge, Epsom and Ewell. Plans are underway to make the service available for purchase from Fall 2022.

For more information, visit the Technology Enabled Care webpage on the Surrey County Council website.

Stuart Cole, Business Development Manager Mole Valley Life | Mole Valley District Council
Claire White, Adult Social Care, Lead Practice Improvement and Development Manager, Surrey Council
Louise Carrigan, Senior Occupational Therapist – Technology Enabling Care (TEC), Surrey County Council