Johnnie Johnson Housing installed tech-enabled care at Spey House – an extra care housing scheme near Stockport for people over 55, including people with dementia.

Spey House offers 61 one-bedroom flats, and two 2 two-bedroom flats. Residents have their own independent apartments, with access to a range of support services on site.

The technology could also be adapted for use in people’s own homes and will be of interest to home care and other community-based care providers.

The technology includes:

  • The Go, digital GPS telecare by Chiptech
  • The Eva, at-home digital telecare by Chiptech
  • The Howz, passive sensor technology, by Intelesant
  • Essence deluxe wristwatch, GPS device by, Smartwatcher

All of the systems are connected to Astraline – Johnnie Johnson’s own response service.

(Note: Other suppliers are available. See the CASPA suppliers list.

The technology helps:

  • tenants to maintain their independence for as long as possible
  • reassure tenants and families
  • reduce the need for emergency services and hospital admittance due to better monitoring of emerging support needs (e.g. reduced risk of falls as sensors detect changes in mobility)
  • staff to focus on tenants with highest levels of needs, as technology supports routine monitoring.

Learn why and how Johnnie Johnson Housing introduced the technology and what difference it’s making as they share their tech journey in their video and information pack.

Johnnie Johnson Housing video

Watch the video on how Johnnie Johnson Housing planned, implemented and evaluated the technology.

You can jump to specific sections of the video by clicking on the bullet point list at the bottom right of the video. And you can switch subtitles on and off by clicking on CC, also in the bottom of the screen.