In the context of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 this paper focuses on the role of home- and community-based telecommunication services in sustaining the life-style and independence of elderly and disabled people in rural Britain. It draws on findings from a recent survey in the North Cotswolds to evaluate four models of telecommunication support: telephone trees; community alarm systems; community teleservice centres (CTCs); and on-line computer systems. The arguments in favour of a "low-cost-voluntary-care-support-model", a variant of the CTC, are discussed with respect to client need and community setting.
|Research Area:||Geography and environmental studies
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment|
|Depositing User:||Automatic Import Agent|
|Date Deposited:||16 Mar 2010 09:01|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2010 09:01|
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