Liz Briggs (Liz Briggs)
eHealth Project Coordinator, Goodwin Development Trust, Hull
The eHealth team provides free information and advice to local elderly, frail, isolated and/or vulnerable people on assistive technologies that can support independent living, improve quality of life and promote proactive personal management of health and social care.
A large part of what the eHealth team does involves running focus and Technical User Groups (TUGs) to find out what users think of the technology on offer, and gain opinions of future technology developments and use.
These groups are run throughout the city of Hull and we try to cover all sections of the community. All group members are aged 55+, come from all areas of the city, are from a variety of home tenure and have varying health and social care needs.
Focus groups are low level interaction with the community and are based at various venues across the city including community and resource centres, and also within communal rooms within sheltered accommodation schemes.
The TUGs consist of members of the community who have previously attended focus groups run by the eHealth Project and would like to become more involved with the eHealth agenda, along with selected technology users who have extensive skills in particular areas such as ICT (information communication technology).
The eHealth Project can also provide access to home based ICT training and support. This support is available to anyone within the Hull City Boundary who is unable to access mainstream services.
To contact the eHealth team call 01482 342294, or email firstname.lastname@example.org