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Health Services: Technology

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of older people who are supported to live in their own homes by telecare or other assistive technologies; and if he will make a statement. (281486)

‘Building Telecare in England’ (Department of Health July 2005), a copy of which has been placed in the Library, identified that there were 1.4 million users of telecare. Since that time it is estimated that investments made with the £80 million preventative technology grant and other funding sources have seen the number of new telecare and telehealth users increase by over 200,000.