Personalised Technology Conference
At Hft, Personalised Technology forms a key part of our Fusion Model of Support, so we’re firm believers in the positive impact that it can have on the lives of people with learning disabilities, in encouraging independence and helping to increase people’s control over their own lives.
That’s why every year we hold our Personalised Technology Conference; an event designed to showcase the difference that the right technology in the the right place can make, with the intention of inspiring other organisations to understand the benefits that it can bring.
In 2015, our conference theme was ‘Breaking down the barriers’, with a focus on questioning how assistive technology can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. The event was a great success, thanks to a great line-up of speakers, an engaged and diverse range of delegates, and support from our Royal patron HRH The Princess Royal.
As part of the conference, we launched two new pieces of technology that we are planning to roll out across Hft to help us improve the health and wellbeing of the people we support – e-MAR, our electronic medication administration recording application, and Lincus, a touch-screen based application that helps people communication how they are feeling.
We’re already starting the planning for next year’s event, but in the meantime we’ve made the presentations from the 2015 event available to download below: -
- Chairman’s call to action and scene setting - Steve Barnard, Director of Innovation, Hft
- Integrated approach to Health and Social Care - Dave Horsfield, Programme Manager, NHS Liverpool CCG and Dr Maurice Smith, Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, NHS Liverpool CCG
- Update on Hft and the Health & Social Care sector - Robert Longley-Cook, CEO, Hft
- My Story - Rebecca, a person supported by Hft
- Why learning disability is a priority audience in the NHS' Five Year Forward Strategy - Hazel Watson, Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, NHS England
- How do we improve outcomes and reduce costs? - Robert Longley-Cook, CEO, Hft
- Universal Design and Accessibility - Prof Klaus Miesenberger, Vice Head of Integrated Studies, University of Linz, Austria
- The Local authority perspective - Dy Aspinall, Assistant Director, Adult Services and Health, Liverpool City Council
- Using secure video conferencing to improve outcomes - Adam Hoare, Director, v-connect
If you attended, and you haven’t already, we’d also be very grateful if you could complete the feedback form, which will only take two minutes of your time. Your feedback is incredibly important to us, and helps inform our planning for future events and conferences, so please do take the time to let us know what you thought.
Our 2015 PT Conference in tweets