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Due to increasing numbers of service providers looking to the telecare arena to find suitable equipment to help people remain independent, the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has piloted its new Level Three Trusted Assessor course ‘Assessing for Telecare Solutions’.

The pilot comes following an announcement in November 2019 that the DLF would expand its popular Trusted Assessor courses with two new options to enable assessors of telecare equipment to have a recognised qualification.

Developed over 25 years ago, the Trusted Assessor courses teach people how to provide advice and carry out basic assessments for independent living equipment so that they can reach more vulnerable people, more quickly.

Designed for professionals whose work involves choosing the most suitable assistive technology for older and disabled people and their carers, the new telecare courses use the Trusted Assessor model to help learners make informed decisions on the most appropriate solution.

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Assessors are taught when to request support from an OT and when they can safely recommend a technology-enabled care (TEC) solution.

The course reviews a wide range of technology, such as solutions for long-term conditions, fall detectors, activity and location options, and includes hands-on demonstrations of products.

Learners who are already accredited at Level Three can opt for a one-day top-up course and those who need the fuller course can opt for a two-and-a-half-day version.

The DLF has confirmed it will be running further pilots of the telecare course.

To discuss the new course, call the DLF on 0207 289 6111 or email training@dlf.org.uk

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