The Transformation of Residential Care Homes (TORCH) project has been featured in Access magazine, the leading product guide for the disability health care sector.

The project is happening throughout the West Midlands, and is the first of its type to be evaluated by an academic body – Birmingham University. Over a two year period, the project will seek to assess how a truly person-centred approach, coupled with the introduction of telecare and Direct Payments, can affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and support the sustainability of long-term service delivery.

Just Checking is being used as part of the project to assess needs, and to objectively inform the choice of telecare installed in each property.

Andrea Jackson, Head of England Operations at Real Life Options, discusses the role telecare plays as part of the wider provision of person-centred care. You can read the feature here.