Acquisition in TEC sector to extend provision of in-home digital care monitoring
Access Group has extended its social care proposition with the acquisition of technology-enabled care (TEC) company Alcuris, which gives Access Group new assistive technology to facilitate a “step change” in social care.
Alcuris provides a combination of hardware and an in-home digital hub to provide daily living insights for users and carer management insight for families and the professional care community.
The assistive technology helps address a key gap within the current social care system caused by the absence of smart technology, and, in doing so, supports caregivers to take pre-emptive care action faster, while supporting the desire for people to live independently for longer.
Steve Sawyer, Access Group Health and Social Care Managing Director, commented: “Combining Alcuris technology with Access creates a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the provision of care. Our vision is to create a unique eco system of solutions across the health, local government and social care spectrum aligned with the government’s strategy for integrated health and care systems resulting in better outcomes for patients, service users and vulnerable people.”
Digital insight direct from in-home monitoring systems allows for the reduction and prevention of hospital admissions, helps support sustainable care delivery at home, and allows care providers to reach more residents than budgets will have previously allowed.
“Bringing Alcuris into the Access family reflects our strategy of continuing to make a real difference to the provision and management of health and social care,” continued Steve. “We are on track to deliver our vision of a unique eco system of solutions across the health and social care spectrum aligned with the government’s strategy for integrated health and care systems resulting in better outcomes.”
Alex Nash, Founder of Alcuris, added: “The Alcuris team is thrilled to be joining The Access Group, whose Health and Social Care division is the leading provider to the local government, health and social care sectors in the UK.
“Earlier this month we announced our partnership with Medequip Assistive Technology and Wirral Council; the first local authority to deploy next generation telecare services at scale. As part of the Access family, we look forward to setting the standard in a digital care system that connects people, data and services and enables intelligent care decisions at the speed of life.”