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Assistive Technology


Assistive Technology

For some people, being able to turn their TV on and off, switch channels, or open and close their bedroom door can be life-changing – and it’s all thanks to Assistive Technology (AT). AT devices allow people to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do because of limited movement or communication difficulties, and increase people’s safety and independence.

Assistive Technology at Norwood

AT is well established within Norwood and used throughout our services. Devices range from a simple iPad to support learning, to the sophisticated Eye Gaze system, which registers the movement of a person’s eyes to move a cursor on a computer screen according to where they are looking. We also use safety and monitoring technology that includes epilepsy monitors, bed occupancy monitors and automatic pill dispensers.

As well as support for people who already use our services, Norwood work with other organsiations in the wider community to give help and advice on how Assistive Technology might support different groups or individuals.

We can also offer an opportunity to discuss AT options at one to one or group sessions – please contact us to discuss this.

More Information

Find out more from our Pathways Assistive Technology assessment leaflet and flyer.

OwnFone

OwnFone

Norwood have entered into an agreement with OwnFone, supplier of simple mobile phones. These simple phones are personalised to meet your needs, and come in a range of attractive colours and patterns.

By purchasing an OwnFone via this link you will be helping Norwood to support vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities.

Other phones are available, please check the tariff is suitable before purchasing

Telecare Services Association

Norwood is a member of TSA, the industry body for Technology Enabled Care (TEC), representing the largest industry specific network in Europe and bringing together a growing membership of organisations across local government, health and the private sector.

TSA works across health, housing and social care through a wide range of public services (NHS, local authorities, Fire and Rescue Services), housing associations, leading industry suppliers, independent and voluntary sector organisations.

TSA promotes and supports the technology enabled care industry, highlighting the benefits of TEC for commissioners across health and social care, service users, their family and carers including organising the annual International Technology Enabled Care Conference and driving quality throughout the sector through its internationally recognised Integrated Code of Practice.