In March 2021 Sunderland City Council generously invested in RITA for 18 of its LD care homes.
Each home attended training and managers were urged to embed the technology in to general day to day routines,
The implementation has been closely monitored by the council and MIN which includes usage monitoring and feedback surveys.
To date we have received amazing feedback and the outcomes being achieved match those being achieved elsewhere throughout the UK.
Outcomes being reported include reductions in challenging behaviour, increased socialisation, reduced falls, reduced hospital admissions, increases in food and fluid intake and significant enhancements in mental health and stimulation!
Case studies available (Click to view):
Due to the successes achieved with the first 18 homes, Sunderland City Council decided to roll out RITA to an additional 14 care homes. In this phase, the council selected 4 additional LD homes and 10 older persons care homes.
Equipment is being shipped out in March 2022 and we will be reporting feedback and outcomes over the coming months.
Emma Anderson Head of Therapies/Deputy Chief Operating Officer explains what has been achieved, Watch here:
“I heard laughter and singing coming from the rooms...something I have not heard for a long time since our residents were unable to mix socially due to the covid-19 restrictions. RITA has made such a difference!.”
“I believe RITA will become part of our daily routine with our customers and they will benefit greatly from it. We can already identify how it lifts the mood and atmosphere within customers”
“RITA is fantastic for in house activities to support 1-1. We’re able to easily create new activities and enhance skills”