The Telecare Team at Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme is seeking the views of people who either use Telecare at the moment, or who might use it in the future.
The team is inviting third sector organisations to carry out targeted stakeholder engagement on their behalf to better understand the requirements of communities. The outcomes will be shared with Telecare providers nationally to inform the development of services.
20 grants of £1,500 each are available to support organisations in carrying out this engagement.
The TEC team would like to hear from third sector groups and organisations who work directly with people who may benefit from using a telecare service, or who currently use one. (They are particularly keen to hear from people who might not usually consider Telecare as an option, perhaps because it is felt to be difficult to access, or who don’t feel that it offers them any benefit, so that they can understand how to improve it.)
The person from the third sector group or organisation who will carry out the engagement session should have experience of doing this type of work with their members and the people who use their services. They will attend a briefing session, where the TEC team will set out what they would like to learn and how they would like organisations to let them know of the session outputs. The format of the engagement sessions will be left to groups and organisations to decide as the experts in their field of support, but the TEC team can offer some guidance on methods and tools which can be used.
The grant is to cover costs for contacting members, supporting them to participate, preparation and delivery of the session and compilation and return of feedback to the Technology Enabled Care Programme.
The closing date for applications is Friday 10th June.
For further information, including details on what Telecare is, and how to apply, please view or download the Funding Brief as a pdf.