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Assistive technology

Resources and information about how assistive technology can support individuals to keep their independence and well-being.

The difference technology can make

This training resource increases awareness and knowledge of the difference assistive technology can make. It hopes to engage and excite workers about the opportunities technology can offer.

Supporting people to maintain their wellbeing and independence is central to the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014.

Preventative approaches include:

  • giving effective information, advice and assistance
  • connecting people to their communities
  • focusing on people’s strengths and capacity.

Technology can support this in practical ways.

Training courses available

Because of differences in local services, the courses should be delivered by facilitators. The training has two half-day courses:

  • one on awareness, overview of assistive technology and telecare
  • one covering assessment in more detail.

Each course can be run separately or together.

The materials can also be used to support a team discussion, in supervision or as part of another training course.

Training materials

Cards to support training exercise

These cards help to reflect on what’s been learned.

First published: 16 March 2017
Last updated: 25 September 2022
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