Of course, what is necessary or appropriate will be different for everyone and technology is only ever used following detailed planning and risk assessment with everyone who cares about a person involved in the process.
Supporting greater choice and control can undoubtedly introduce an element of risk, however at Potential Living we very much view risk as a normal part of everyday life, inherent in everything we do. It is often through taking risks that people learn.
By developing robust risk management plans along with individuals and their families we have been able to make positive decision-making in relation to risk a reality, so that people can achieve their desired outcomes safely. Embracing the challenge that technology offers to enhance, rather than replace human relationships, is a big part of this, particularly so now, when the funding of social care has become such a difficult issue for all of us.