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Date: 09/12/2014

A few weeks ago the Herefordshire Housing Group, which incorporates the Independence Trust, were honoured to win the prestigiousTSA’s Crystal Award for Technology Enabled 21st Century Care and Support.

The award was in recognition of their flagship enhanced living scheme; Henffordd Gardens.

Henffordd Gardens offers flexible support for people with dementia. Centred around 30 high quality apartments, in a prime city location the scheme provides:

• Accessible accommodation
• Individually tailored care and support packages
• The very latest assistive technology
• On-site concierge
• Wi-Fi and the latest digital technology.

The scheme offers an innovative approach to care solutions by providing an alternative to more traditional and costly care pathways and which focuses on enabling service users to maintain their independence and to reduce the likelihood of hospital admission. By combining the latest telecare and telehealthtechnology with care packages it has enabled service users to receive holistic, individualised care to support both mental and physical needs.

The Group are one of the first not-for-profit organisations in the country to integrate both telehealth and telecare as part of a resident’s personalised care and are also one of the first to use cutting edge technology such as digital noticeboards, information kiosks and myworld tablets to support residents, demonstrating the full range of available technology. Henffordd Gardens, as one of the most advanced schemes of its type in the country fully demonstrating thecommitment to becoming a leading provider of Total Wellbeing Services.