Is housing ready for the digital age?

How many housing providers understand how developments in digital technology can support their tenants?

How many housing providers understand the impact that the Scottish Government ‘Technology Enabled Care’ (TEC) programme could have on the housing sector?

How many housing providers have digital inclusion and TEC in the wider strategic plans of the organisation, with outcomes to support service delivery?

There are so many questions about TEC and digital. But how can this be translated into reality and meet the expectations of both housing providers and tenants?

There are so many questions about TEC and digital. But how can this be translated into reality and meet the expectations of both housing providers and tenants?

More and more we expect to be able to access day-to-day activities through our smartphone or tablet, but there’s little evidence of health, housing or social care enabling access to services in the same way as banks, online shopping apps, live news apps, online streaming etc. How does the housing sector support tenants who want to access services through digital and how many providers are linked with Health and Social Care to deliver health and wellbeing outcomes?

This type of digital technology already installed in the housing sector is ripe for further development to improve health and wellbeing, the prevention of unscheduled admissions to hospital, reduction in isolation and repeat visits to primary care for review of long-term medical conditions.

‘Joining the dots’ between what is currently available in the housing sector and  with the Home Health Monitoring from the TEC programme can have a major impact on the housing sector in terms of tenancy management, turnover, community building and relationships with the wider community.

TEC and digital are part of the future and the housing sector is in an ideal position to work in partnership with Health and Social care to deliver a future for tenants that meets the rising expectations of the digital age.

 

Heather Laing (pictured) is the Technology Enabled Care’ Co-ordinator for SFHA

 

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