Nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty, has shared a statement. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.Read " Coronavirus, latest update…"
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Joe McLoughlin, Director Astraline and Innovation talks about how a recent co-design workshop identified new technologies to support greater independence for older residents.Read " Co-design workshop identifies new techno…"
Members of our TEC team joined North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) last week to learn how to reduce the risks associated with frailty.Read " Reducing the risks associated with frail…"
Six of our intrepid colleagues are taking on an impressive charity challenge this month, raising money for two worthy causes. Find out more, including how to give them your support.
Read " Our Cumbrian Challenge…"
After 10 years living at a Johnnie Johnson Housing independent living scheme in Manchester, Alicia wasn’t ready to move out of her home when her memory started to decline. Now with an Astraline Radar ID band she continues to live a happy and independent life at home.
Read " Alicia is keeping her independence, than…"
"My mother is fiercely independent and we were so concerned that she would have to leave the scheme to move to a more supported housing alternative. We jumped at the chance to trial the Radar Band and now I have confidence that Mum is much safer when she goes out for her daily walks."
Neil - Alicia's son
Astraline has completed a deal to acquire the award-winning TrustLink service from Macclesfield-based housing trust Peaks & Plains.
Assistant Director, Astraline and Innovation Joe McLoughlin said, “We are absolutely delighted to have been successful in this deal – it’s an exciting enhancement to our existing services across the Cheshire East region. We have ambitious aspirations here at Astraline and believe that acquiring such a fantastic service is a key milestone in our growth and service development plans.”Read " Astraline expands to take on Peaks & Pla…"
Not just your average day at the office then!
Tricia is currently seconded to the 'Adapting with Age' project. This pioneering initiative is looking at how we can support people who – even though they may be growing older – don’t want to be made to feel elderly by their surroundings.Read " Head of Independent Living Tricia Griers…"
We are delighted that Joe McLoughlin has today been named on the Inside Housing Tech Leader List 2018.
The work of Joe and the Astraline team has been noted as making 'great strides in digital transformation for customers'. In particular our joint project with GSPK Design and the Centre for Assistive Technology at the University of Sheffield to develop a prototype sensor to assess walking speed - a primary indicator of frailty.Read " Astraline's Joe McLoughlin named on the …"
Johnnie Johnson Housing welcomes today's Government pledge to provide £2 billion in funding for new homes in England, and to remove the "stigma" of social housing.
Read more about this, and find out what JJH Chief Executive Yvonne Castle has to say.Read " JJH welcomes new Government funding pled…"