Assisted Living Action Network: using mainstream smart technology to support health and social care

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17/01/2019|Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
Organised by: Assisted Living Action Network
Tel: 0117 900 3408

Event summary

The Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN) runs a quarterly seminar programme to bring together business, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to discuss the key issues and areas of unmet need.

Our aim is to build up and facilitate new collaborations, to promote knowledge transfer and the uptake of research and create commercial opportunities for products or services.

Our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing and support economic development in the South West of England. We will draw on best practise from the UK and Europe.

The founding members are: University of Bath, Bath Research and Development, Designability, the South West Academic Health Network and the University of West of England (Institute of Bio-sensing Technology).

For more information please visit the Designability website.

The programme

18:00 Drinks and refreshments

18:30 Welcome to ALAN and West of England AHSN update, Lars Sundstrom

18:45 Steve Carefull, Director, PA Consulting Group
The Argenti Telehealthcare Managed Service.

19:20 Mary Lewis, Director of Nursing and Therapies and Quality, North Somerset Community Partnership
Practical experiences of use of technology in community services – supporting care service provision and self-care.

20:00 – 20:30 Drinks and networking


Steve Carefull, Director, PA Consulting Group

10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DN

Find out how PA is driving transformation in adult social care through innovation and technology here.

Steve Carefull is a Director with PA Consulting Group, where he leads the firm’s Adult Social Care work. He is also Programme Director for the multi award-winning Argenti Telehealthcare Managed Service. This innovative partnership has transformed the way care technology is deployed, helping tens of thousands of people to live safer and more independent lives; it has also saved millions of pounds net to date by reducing reliance on more traditional forms of social care. Argenti delivers care technology for Hampshire, Barnet and Essex councils and provides advice and support for care technology services seeking to maximise the benefits of TEC.

Steve is a regular commentator on social care, often challenging commissioners to demand more from technology as a key component of their care ‘offer’. He believes that the emergence of inexpensive consumer-oriented connected devices, like Amazon’s Echo (which is provided to people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments in Hampshire), will fundamentally change what people expect from digital care services.

Mary Lewis, Director of Nursing and Therapies and Quality and Governance Administrator.

North Somerset Community Partnership, Tickenham Road, Castlewood, Clevedon, BS21 9AX

Prior to joining North Somerset Community Partnership in 2016 as Director of Nursing and Therapies, Mary worked at the Royal United Hospital in Bath as Deputy Director of Nursing.

Mary trained at Great Ormond Street and Middlesex Hospitals in a combination of adult and children’s nursing. On moving to Bristol she worked at Bristol Children’s Hospital and then as a Health Visitor in Bath. Mary then developed and led a community nursing and clinical psychology team for children with long-term and life threatening conditions for many years (working across Wiltshire, Bath and the wider Bristol area) – The Lifetime Service – before taking on the role of Executive Nurse with Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust.

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