As we progress into the 21st century, the fusion of technology and care services is unmistakably transforming the conventional models across housing and social care. Gone are the days when a carer's most advanced tool was a notepad and pen.

Today, digitalisation presents endless opportunities for the sector, ensuring efficient service delivery and enhanced quality of life for those we serve. The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, and at its heart is a shift towards digital technologies that prioritise the needs of all vulnerable individuals.

But what are the concrete effects of this integration? Let's investigate the influence of digital technologies on service provision in the housing and social care sector.

Personalisation is key

Digitalisation enables care providers to develop personalised care plans with precision. Traditional methods often followed a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. In contrast, today's digital solutions, like the solution Everon offers, are tailored to suit individual needs and circumstances. Whether it is a care home, assisted living scheme, or home care, digital solutions can be easily tailored to suit multiple requirements.

The result? A system that celebrates independence and removal of barriers.

Efficiency and productivity amplified

Incorporating digital solutions equates to increased efficiency, quicker response times, reduced administration tasks, and a streamlined communication process. The hours once spent on paperwork can now be invested directly where it is needed most, ensuring more person-centred interactions and holistic support. With the complex network of sensors and wireless connectivity, real-time monitoring is effortlessly achieved. For care providers, this translates to proactive rather than reactive support.

Safety and independence in harmony

One might think that with increased digitalisation, the human touch would diminish. On the contrary - the blend of technology and care amplifies the personal connection. How? By ensuring safety through technology, carers can focus on fostering emotional connections and promoting independence where it is needed the most. Imagine a society where vulnerable individuals are equipped with the confidence to live independently, knowing that technology-backed support is just a click away promoting sound peace of mind.

Everon: At the helm of the digital revolution

Since 2007, Everon pioneered digital living solutions in Finland and Sweden. In 2019, we began to deliver our innovative solutions across the UK. From wireless solutions that can be rapidly adjusted to cater to individual needs to comprehensive care solutions across multiple assisted living settings, Everon embodies digital progression in the care sector.

As the housing and social care sector continues to navigate this dynamic landscape, the adoption of digital technologies isn't just beneficial – it is essential. These tools don't replace the human touch; they enhance it, paving the way for a brighter, more connected future for all.

Everon's mission is to deliver innovative digital living solutions which support all vulnerable individuals to live happy, productive, and independent lives.

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Everon UK is excited to announce that we have successfully integrated our digital grouped living solution with Astraline. We are thrilled to welcome Astraline as an Everon ‘Approved Connectivity Partner’.

Everon UK has excellent and longstanding relationships with many Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Service Providers, many of whom are rapidly progressing with their analogue to digital service transformation and are enjoying the flexible benefits of Everon’s digital grouped living solutions.

Richard Hosier, Head of Product Development UK at Everon, said “Astraline were a delight to work with in this integration. We welcome Astraline as an Everon ‘Approved Connectivity Partner’.

Jack Battersby, Astraline Commercial and Innovation Lead said “We are advocates for interoperability in TEC; commissioners and service users should not be limited in choice by the compatibility of their ARC with digital TEC.  We are delighted to have Everon integrated with our digital UMO platform, offering safe and effective monitoring with end-to-end digital connectivity.  Looking forward to supporting our shared customers as they prepare for the digital switch in 2025”.

Would you like to become an Everon Approved Connectivity Partner? Find out more here.

What is ARF?

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) of the United Kingdom has initiated the Accelerating Reform Fund (ARF), allocating £42.6 million over two years to advance innovation in adult social care. This initiative is part of a broader 10-year vision to transform adult social care to be more person-centred, supportive of unpaid carers, and adaptive to increasing demands and diverse local needs. The ARF encourages collaborative partnerships across local areas to embed and sustain innovative practices.

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Everon is keen to partner with consortiums in supporting innovation in adult social care. Our long-standing expertise creates sustainable, technology-driven solutions that support independence and well-being.

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It is expedient that both local authorities and the technology-enabled care sector collaborate effectively to maximise the impact of the ARF in innovating and scaling adult social care services.


The industry body, TSA is keen to provide advice and support to local authorities as they create expressions of interest and to identify the potential for enabling technology within their proposals, aligned to the twelve priorities. For more information, please contact Nathan Downing, Director of Membership & Consultancy – ‘

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, SIM-based Technology Enabled-Care (TEC) solutions are seeing greater demand from service providers across health, housing, and social care sectors. However, misconceptions about the technology can deter your organisation from harnessing the full potential of this type of solution. In this article, we will aim to debunk 12 common misconceptions about SIM-based TEC solutions and provide clear answers to help you make an informed decision for your organisation.

#1: SIM-based TEC solutions are unreliable.

Reality: A SIM-based solution offers a high level of reliability, as they are not dependent on analogue, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth connection and have no single point of failure.

#2: SIM-based TEC solutions are not secure.

Reality: SIM-based solutions are very secure. They are cloud based and use encryption to protect your data and adhere to strict industry standards and guidelines.

#3: SIM-based TEC solutions are limited in coverage.

Reality: With multiple network providers using a non-steered roaming sim, this type of solution offers extensive coverage. If one mobile network goes down, or is at capacity, the device can roam to another network provider offering you greater resilience.

#4: SIM-based TEC solutions are difficult to setup.

Reality: Setting up a SIM-based TEC solution is simple. In most cases, all you need to do is insert the SIM card and turn on the device. This is timesaving and less cumbersome than most solutions that require CAT6 in-line wiring and in most cases, completed by the supplier at setup.

#5: SIM-based TEC solutions are expensive.

Reality: While initial setup and SIM costs exist, they are more cost effective than traditional wired solutions as they are often plug and play. The long-term benefits, including, initial cost savings, zero need for on-site infrastructure, simple setup, and efficiency improvements, far outweigh the capital investment.

#6: SIM-based TEC solutions are not interoperable.

Reality: Modern Sim-based solutions are designed to be user-friendly and can be seamlessly integrated into existing systems using open API’s.

#7: SIM-based TEC solutions have poor backup battery life.

Reality: SIM-based solutions do have good battery life. Whilst they rely on being mains powered like other systems, they do have the fallback of an emergency 24hr backup battery if the need arises.

#8: SIM-based TEC solutions are not customisable.

Reality: SIM-based solutions are just that. You can choose the features and services that best meet your needs, they are fully scalable, and sustainable too, so you are future proofed.

#9: SIM-based TEC solutions are Prone to Network Failures

Reality: Sim-based solutions often provide more reliable connectivity; a leading SIM provider has reported 99.9% available time over a 12-month period. When comparing these to Wi-Fi or other alternatives, where downtime can be hours/days, this is testament to how fast the GSM infrastructure is growing. Everon’s solutions offer both SIM and Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity which again gives commissioners flexibility around choice.

#10: SIM-based TEC solutions are difficult to use.

Reality: SIM-based solutions are designed to be user-friendly, so you don't have to be tech-savvy to use them. They are plug and play with push button setup for sensors making the install seamless and hassle free. They are designed with the end user in mind.

Myth 11: Sim-based TEC is Not Future-Proof

Reality: Sim-based solutions are continually evolving to adapt to emerging trends and technologies, ensuring its relevance in the future. SIM-based solutions can receive software updates over-the-air, allowing them to adapt to new technologies and security.

#12: SIM-based TEC solutions are only for the elderly.

Reality: While SIM-based solutions are certainly useful for the senior population, they can be used by other vulnerable individuals who would benefit from the use of technology to help them live happily and independently within a safe environment.

In conclusion, Sim-based TEC solutions offer immense potential for commissioners seeking to improve connectivity, security, speed, and efficiency. Embracing this solution can empower your organisation to thrive in today's technology-driven world.

Everon uses SIM-based technology for our solution to support Health, Housing and Social Care sectors. With over a decade of experience providing digital solutions in Finland, Sweden, and the UK, we are the European market leader in digital grouped living solutions.

Our webinar ‘Ensuring Seamless Connectivity’: Strategies for Successfully Implementing SIM-Based TEC Solutions explores the advantages of SIM-based TEC solutions which can support your analogue to digital transition. We discussed strategies to address potential connectivity issues during implementation and beyond.

Additionally, the webinar included an interactive panel session where attendees posed their questions.

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