Telecommunications and disabled people: a rural perspective

Gant, Robert and Walford, Nigel (1998) Telecommunications and disabled people: a rural perspective. Health & Place, 4(3), pp. 245-263. ISSN (print) 1353-8292

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment
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Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 09:01
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