Below you’ll find clips from some of the organisations featured in our TEC housing solutions section, along with links to key background policies and current strategies that underpin the development of TEC.


Albyn Housing Society – Fit Homes

What’s a surgeon doing building homes?

Listen to NHS Highland’s director of research and development, Angus Watson, as he explains why the link between good design and good health is so vital.


Blackwood – CleverCogs™

Penny on her sister Mandy and CleverCogs™

In this short video, Penny, whose sister Mandy uses CleverCogs™, tells us how Blackwood’s digitally enhanced care system has impacted her sister.


David Grant discusses CleverCogs™

David is a Blackwood customer in Tayside who has received his very own CleverCogs™ device. CleverCogs™ is Blackwood’s personal digitally enhanced care system.


Loreburn Housing Association – ARMED

Loreburn Housing Association’s focus on prevention.

Hear more about ARMED, including the views of Loreburn Housing Association customers.


Digital Health & Care Scotland


Digital in health and social care can connect people in new and different ways, putting more power into the hands of people using services, and offering new insights and opportunities for staff, managers and innovators.

This website has a range of news, events and resources to help support and embed digital transformation across Scotland.


Digital Health & Care Strategy


In April 2018, Digital Health & Care Scotland published the new Digital Health & Care Strategy for Scotland, which sets out the potential for digital technology to transform health and social care.


Guide to Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Want to know more about the Internet of Things? This guide begins with basic concepts and builds to more advanced idea. It includes a useful glossary and defines key terminology.


Technology Enabled Care Programme

Technology Enabled Care is defined as ‘where outcomes for individuals in home or community settings are improved through the application of technology as an integral part of quality, cost effective care and support’.

Launched in late 2014, the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme is a Scotland-wide programme designed to significantly increase citizen choice and control in health, well-being and care services

The programme has been structured over five interrelated workstreams:

  • Expanding Home and Mobile Health Monitoring (HMHM)
  • Expanding the use of Video Conferencing (VC)
  • Digital Platforms & Services
  • Further expanding and embedding the use of Telecare (including the shift from Analogue to Digital Telecare) and;
  • Improvement and Support


Technology Enabled Care Delivery Plan 2018/2019


In August 2017, the TEC Board agreed the following four strategic priorities for furthering the development and adoption at scale of TEC over the next three years:

  • Preparing for the future – identifying and testing new approaches that offer the potential to achieve change at scale
  • Developing approaches once for Scotland – developing approaches that have been shown to be effective, supporting scaling up across Scotland and addressing barriers that require national level action
  • Building capabilities and supporting improvement – championing, supporting, gathering and promoting the evidence of what works, to develop the culture and skills that recognise and use digital TEC, including through developing business cases, supporting strategic planning and delivery
  • Transforming local systems – supporting exemplars that are seeking to transform local health and social care systems using digital technology to shift local systems upstream to prevention and self-management.


Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare (SCTT)


The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare supports the development and expansion of technology enabled health and care services in Scotland. This involves working with industry, academia, local authorities, NHS Boards, health and social care partnerships, as well as third and independent sectors, to develop recognised models for redesigning health and care services.


NHS Education for Scotland: Supporting Scotland’s Workforce – Technology Enabled Care

This report brings together workforce views, experiences and learning needs around using technology in health, housing, care and support services in Scotland.


NHS Scotland 2020 Vision 

In 2011, the Scottish Government set out its strategic vision for achieving sustainable quality in the delivery of healthcare services across Scotland. The Scottish Government’s 2020 Vision is that by 2020 everyone is able to live longer healthier lives at home or in a homely setting, and that we will have a healthcare system where:

  • we have integrated health and social care
  • there is a focus on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management
  • when hospital treatment is required, and cannot be provided in a community setting, day case treatment will be the norm
  • whatever the setting, care will be provided to the highest standards of quality and safety, with the person at the centre of all decisions
  • there will be a focus on ensuring that people get back into their home or community environment as soon as appropriate, with minimal risk of readmission.


National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes 

The National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes are high-level statements of what health and social care partners are attempting to achieve through integration and ultimately through the pursuit of quality improvement across health and social care.