BGCBC- Cariad Flats & TEC Provision

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The Cariad Scheme in Blaenau Gwent saw the development of 8 intermediate care units across Care Homes, Extra Care and Sheltered Housing Provision. The project promotes TEC within 5 of the Cariad Flats (across Extra Care and Sheltered Housing -  please note home automation was only fitted within 2 of these cariad flats). The flats are for use by people affected by falls with dementia and cognitive impairments.


The technology types used include:

  • automatic window
  • curtains and door closers
  • intercom
  • infra red based controllers
  • Canary System activity/inactivity monitoring
  • smoke/CO/flood detectors
  • My Homehelper
  • Mindme trackers


Local Authority
  • Blaenau Gwent
Partners / funding sources
  • Michelle Church
  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Amica 24
  • UWHA
  • Linc Cymru
  • Outcomes
  • Outputs
  • Prevent unnecesary admission to hospital or long term care
  • Facilitate timely discharge from hosptial/reduce DTOC
  • Enable a person to live independently in their own home
  • Help to improve a person's health, wellbeing and independence and wellbeing
  • Reduce the need for people having to access longer term social care interventions
  • Reduction in number of people requiring long term care home placements
  • Reduction in unnecessary admissions to hospital
  • Reduction in number of people who require longer term social care interventions
  • Increase in number of people who live independently in the community
  • Enriched intelligence of the needs and future needs of people who are accessing the service


The programme is currently under evaluation