Category Archives: Registered Users
We are delighted to welcome Appello, our newest registrant, the largest telecare monitoring service provider in the UK.
Appello has registered its monitoring service with us, showing its commitment to work to CECOPS’ International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services.
Appello is also working towards accreditation, where their service will be independently assessed by CECOPS’ partners DNV GL Healthcare, world leaders in quality and risk management.
Brian Donnelly, CECOPS CEO, said, “I am very impressed with Appello’s determined approach to offering the best possible service and with their continuous improvement focus. It is a privilege to have a respected organisation like Appello working with CECOPS.”
Appello CEO Tim Barclay said “Appello aims to work to, and to set ourselves, the highest standards in the industry. We are already pleased to work with the TSA and BSI and we think CECOPS brings a new clinical perspective that will help us provide our customers with even higher standards of performance in the future.”
CECOPS is the independent standards and certification body for assistive technology services, including technology enabled care services (TECS). CECOPS is a social enterprise and currently works with approximately 80 organisations. CECOPS is CQC approved and has been endorsed by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Health and Safety Executive, for example.
Medequip Assistive Technologies Ltd. registers its Birmingham Community Equipment Service contract with CECOPS
Medequip Assistive Technologies Ltd. registers its Birmingham Community Equipment Service contract with CECOPS.
Medequip is the market leading provider of community equipment services with over 30 contracts across the UK. They procure, store, deliver, install, maintain and repair, collect, clean and refurbish, recycle equipment including: medical, ADL, mobility, sensory, AT, adaptations, lifting, hoisting and continence supplies.
Medequip provide partnership support to commissioners, prescribers, users and stakeholders with innovative solutions that reduce costs whilst increasing service levels.
CECOPS CEO, Brian Donnelly, says:
Medequip is a well-established and respected organisation in the UK and we are delighted they have registered one of their key contracts (Birmingham) with CECOPS. With organisations such as Medequip working with CECOPS we are confident this will help us in achieving our aim of quality and safety improvements, and improved outcomes for service users.
Essex Cares Ltd, a provider of social care services within Essex, is one of the latest organisations to become registered with CECOPS
Since July 2009 Essex Cares Ltd have been helping elderly and disabled people live more active lives whilst maintaining independence in their own homes.
Essex Cares provide many types of support including day centres, community equipment services, and domiciliary care. Their equipment service is the leading service in the region for providing community equipment and adapting homes to allow elderly people to live in a safer and more pleasant environment.
CECOPS is very pleased that Essex Cares have registered with the code. CECOPS Executive Director, Brian Donnelly says:
“Having recently visited Essex Cares I was impressed with the range of services they provide, together with the service development plans they have. I feel their eagerness to join the Code of Practice Scheme is a clear reflection of the quality of services they currently provide and aspire to.”
Teri Gooch of Essex Cares Ltd said:
“To enable us to compete in a strong competitive market, joining CECOPS will help us to demonstrate and promote the quality of our service. By adhering to the Code of Practice and embedding its principles into the ethos of our organisation will hopefully ensure that we continually improve our service outcomes and provide a high quality service to our customers.”
For further information about the support services offered by Essex Cares Ltd, please visit their website: www.essexcares.org.
CECOPS is delighted to announce that disabled children’s charity, Newlife Foundation, has become a Registered User of the Community Equipment Code of Practice.
Newlife Foundation is a charity which exists to provide disabled children with care, professionalism and a source of informed support for them, their families and their carers. Since 1991 the charity have been providing disabled children and their relatives or carers with loans, grant and equipment which can have many massive benefits including pain relief, more independence, and aiding mobility. The service and support they provide is second to none and has played a huge part in changing and improving the lives of many disabled children and their families.
Not only does the foundation supply disabled children with equipment, grants, and support, they also help fund vital medical research to help understand, prevent and treat conditions affecting children’s health.
By registering with the Code Newlife Foundation are expected to work to its principles, thereby demonstrating for example that the equipment they provide is of good quality, safe and delivered in a timely fashion.
Newlife Co-founder, Sheila Brown OBE, said:
“I believe the Code of Practice Scheme is vital if we are able to improve provision of community equipment. Adoption and implementation of this code will allow commissioners, providers and clinical professionals to improve quality of life, reduce pain, prevent conditions worsening, enable better care and allow adults and children with disabilities fair and reasonable access to the equipment they need to help them achieve.”
CECOPS CEO, Brian Donnelly, said:
“It is a real pleasure to have Newlife register with CECOPS. The service they provide to disabled children and their families is second to none and now they will have the badge to prove it!”
For further information about Newlife Foundation, or to get involved with the incredible work that they do, visit their website: http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk/.
British Red Cross register as a Code of Practice User
British Red Cross is the first organisation to have registered with the Code of Practice Scheme. The Red Cross were so keen to become involved with the Scheme they registered with us before it even went live.
Jean Henderson, UK Director for Red Cross, had this to say:
The Red Cross Community Equipment Service is another vital part of our health and social care work, which aims to promote independence, dignity and respect. The Red Cross believes that the high quality provision of community equipment plays a vital role in promoting physical and mental well-being and we welcome the introduction of the Community Equipment Code of Practice Scheme. It provides a much needed quality framework for commissioners and providers and, with the growing requirement to support vulnerable people to live with dignity in the community; we believe its introduction is both necessary and timely. For these reasons, the British Red Cross is delighted to be at the forefront of the implementation of the Code.
Douglas Armour, Director of CES, Red Cross, says:
CECOPS enables the outcome everyone wants, that people will be better enabled to manage their disability, illness or injury through the provision of quality, safe and consistent Community Equipment Services which fulfil the requirement of delivering to the right person, in the right place, at the right time with the right equipment.
Brian Donnelly, CECOPS Executive Director, says:
It is a pleasure and a privilege to have the British Red Cross join the Code of Practice Scheme. We are delighted that British Red Cross sees the merits of the Code of Practice. We sincerely believe that adopting the Code will help British Red Cross to achieve their aims of promoting independence, dignity and respect. Having a reputable organisation like British Red Cross supporting and joining the Scheme sends out a strong message of the merits of working to the Code. We look forward to working with British Red Cross both now and in the future.