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Technology Enabled Care (TEC)

Make the most of digital for health and care

Online resources, information and applications to support your health and wellbeing.

Digital health

We all use technology every day in our lives to make things easier.  From using a microwave to speed up cooking,  or a Sat Nav to get from A to B.

There's lots of technology that can also help to support your health and wellbeing. You can use:

  • visual communication technology to help you stay in touch with loved ones who are far away
  • online information to manage a health condition
  • websites to find out what groups and activities are happening near you
  • remote controls to let you control your heating, doorbells or other devices from your armchair without bending down
  • use health-friendly appliances such as dementia-friendly toasters and kettles to stay independent
  • shop online if you find it difficult to get to the shops

Get online at your local library

If you're new to the internet or don't have access to your own equipment, drop into an East Renfrewshire library.

You can get access to:

  • computers with high speed internet
  • free WiFi
  • self-learning websites
  • power supply for laptops
  • assistive technologies
  • printing facilities

Useful websites

There's a range of websites and apps for tablets and smart phones which can help you support your health and wellbeing.

Living it up

A health, wellbeing and management website for over 50s in Scotland.

Use 'tool and services' and 'your condition' sections to manage and track your health. Also read 'your stories' to find out what other people like you are doing.

Living it up

NHS Choices

This website has interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts to help you with issues such as mood, exercise and smoking

NHS Choices - your health, your choices

Related information

Get Online 

Let's Get Online 

BBC WebWise 

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Helping people with sensory loss to get online

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