Innovative call service media release from PR Experts, Holyrood Partnership. BR24's Sure Call service is set to revolutionise the industry.
Monday, October 24th, 2016
on behalf of Bield Housing And Care
LEADING housing and care provider Bield are taking full advantage of advances in technology to create services that enable service-users to lead fuller, more flexible lives, while at the same time reducing the workload of care providers.
‘Sure Call’ is an automated daily wellbeing call service that arranges a telephone call every day or on specific days depending on the individual’s requirements.
Managed by Bield Response 24 (BR24), tenants answer calls in the morning at a time of their choosing and identify, by selecting an option, whether they need any assistance.
If assistance is requested, BR24 will contact the individual to establish what support is needed and respond as necessary.
Maureen Richardson, Marketing and Development Deputy Manager at BR24, said: “Sure Call is offering service-users and their carers an unprecedented amount of freedom as they no longer need to wait in for a call.
“With an option for landline or mobile contact, it really does help get people out and about as you also have the option of a text message to your mobile phone.”
The simple automated call prompts tenants to either select ‘1’ in which case they hang up and receive no assistance, or press ‘2’ if assistance is required.
All that is needed to benefit from this innovative service is a phone and the ability to hear and answer it. However, Bield are happy to try and facilitate those who don’t match these requirements.
Maureen added: “Service users will be free to choose as many or as few days a week as they like giving optimum flexibility.
“While they are away, or simply fancy a day off from the service all they need to do is let us know and we can make sure they don’t receive a call that day.”
Resonating with Bield’s ‘Free to Be’ ethos, ‘Sure Call’ will open many service-users and carers to a new level of independence allowing them to live their lives in the way they choose.
The charity has seen interest from other care and housing providers, and expects this service to be offered more widely in the coming months as the clear benefits begin to materialise on a broad scale.
Maureen continued: “We’re delighted to be one of the first providers in Scotland to be taking innovative steps to enable everyone involved at Bield and beyond that little bit more freedom.
BR24, based in Glasgow, is managed by Bield Housing & Care, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care services and prides itself on being an innovator in the social care sector. Believing that technology plays a vital role in this; Bield has become one of the first organisations of its kind to take advantage of the latest technologies for the benefit of its staff and service-users.
If you are eager to grab the headlines then contact our team of PR Experts.
Call us on 0131 561 224 or fill out the form below:
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Comments Off on Technology has the potential to revolutionise care, according to experts
So how can we help?
Benefit from business videoAction!
Find out how affordable video can bring a host of benefits to your business.
Meet the teamOur people
Meet the people who make Holyrood PR what it is, and get an insight into what makes them tick
Make an impact with PR photographyFind out more
Every story can be told better with pictures. Discover our affordable, high-impact photo packages.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.