Saxon Weald Installs Telecare Solutions from Tunstall Healthcare


Tunstall Healthcare, a major company providing healthcare IT solutions, announced that Saxon Weald, a leading provider of social housing in West Sussex, has started using a number of its telecare solutions, such as Communicall Connect. These solutions will improve the security and safety for the individuals staying in Saxon Weald’s Extra Care retirement houses.

Saxon Weald has more than 5,700 settings in East and West Sussex and Hampshire. The facilities include retirement and shared ownership houses. Saxon Weald offers Extra Care housing schemes, which were designed for individuals in need of healthcare and support. The scheme is operated by a scheme manager and is supported with a healthcare team ready for action around the clock.

After using Tunstall’s telecare solutions at Downlands Court, the quality of life of the residents was significantly promoted. Downlands Court is a facility with 41 separate flats and is an extra care housing schemes in East Sussex. "Safety and security are a priority for us. We wanted to ensure maximum safety for all our residents without encroaching on their independence. The telecare solutions allow us to appropriately manage security throughout the property, ensuring residents' safety whilst still promoting independent living." said Carole Holland, Extra Care Services Manager for Saxon Weald.

Tunstall's Communicall Connect was implemented to have a 24-hour communications system that offers staff the ability to communicate with residents via speech modules available at both individual settings and communal areas. "Tunstall and Saxon Weald have already worked together on a number of developments, and we are pleased to be able to continue to meet their needs again. The support that Saxon Weald offers residents improves their quality of life and now telecare is also playing a fundamental role in helping to maximize their independence, while ensuring help is always on hand when required." said Alison Rogan, UK communications director.