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Director of Health, Care & Support

Harriet is the Director of Health, Care and Support at Curo, where she leads innovative services including the Independent Living Service (ILS). In March 2013 ILS won the South West Better Health category at the National Housing Federation Community Impact Awards. The Independent Living Service went on to be the overall National Winner.

Harriet has a track record of service transformation and innovation having cut her teeth with one of the first mentoring schemes in the country for young offenders in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. She co-wrote a housing strategy with people with learning difficulties living in South Gloucestershire in 2005. At the Big Issue Foundation she set up arts based education and engagement programmes for street homeless people.

In recent months her team at Curo have launched the Rural Independent Living Scheme for people concerned about their memory loss to enable people to remain independent in their own homes.

In her spare time Harriet is on the Board of St John’s Hospital in Bath and enjoys yoga, dog walking and river swimming in that order!

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A checklist for assisted living technology

This article was first published in Inside Housing. What does housing want and need from the future of assisted living technology? That’s the question asked of me and my technology buddies from housing associations Anchor, Riverside and Hanover at the CIH Housing 2018 conference last month. It’s not a question that trips off the tongue unless, like me, you are an ex…

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Helping people out of hospital & back home

Hospital 'step-down' services provided by housing associations like Curo are freeing up stretched NHS resources and helping people leave hospital sooner, explains Curo Director of Health, Care & Support, Harriet Bosnell...

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What do Daleks have to do with care and support?

Could robots play a part in helping us to live independently as our support needs grow? Curo Director of Health, Care & Support, Harriet Bosnell, spent an eye-opening afternoon at Bristol Robotics Lab and discovered that there are already life-friendly robots that could become as much part of our lives as the iPhone or the internet.

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How models of NHS care need to change; a view from the housing sector

This summer I attended the National Housing Federation’s inspiring Care and Support Conference in Manchester and came away motivated to share the role Housing Associations play. We are the hidden heroes of the NHS nationwide; if the NHS is to stack up, it’s essential that it makes a significant cultural shift. It would do well to embrace the things that community and voluntary organisations like Curo do to keep people out of hospital beds, GP surgeries and emergency admissions. I’m passionate about the stuff we do at Curo, together with a huge range of voluntary partners, and see huge potential for helping the NHS in its transformative development.

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Our Community Impact Award Boost

What a year it’s been for Curo’s Independent Living Service. In March 2013 we proudly collected the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) top accolade the Community Impact Award for our Independent Living Service (ILS). Curo’s ILS offers people aged over 50 across Bath and North East Somerset practical and emotional support so they can remain living independently at home.

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Feast for fifty with Curo's Independent Living Service

Here at Curo’s Independent Living Service, we decided to ‘get the party started’ for the festive season by celebrating with a Christmas feast for fifty people in Paulton’s wonderful Scout Hall. Described by some who came as “lunch and friendliness”, we are happy to give some of the people who use our services a fun start to the festive season.

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Winter Warmer wow factor

The start of winter is a time when people like to wrap up and stay at home – however not for Curo and some of our most senior customers... Instead, we prefer to celebrate the start of the chilly months with a heart-warming boost, for our sheltered and Independent Living Service customers, of laughter, singing, Tai Chi, massage and fish and chips. More than 80 people launched themselves into the November chill with some much enjoyed ‘winter warmer’ events this week in Timsbury, Twerton and Keynsham organised by Curo Choice’s dedicated colleagues in our sheltered housing and Independent Living Service.

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Round table discussion with Minister for Care

I had the exciting opportunity yesterday to represent Curo at a round table discussion with the Minister for Care, Norman Lamb MP. The event, organised by B&NES Council Leader Paul Crossley and by Simon Allen, who chairs B&NES Well-being Board, offered voluntary sector organisations and social care commissioners a chance to share their views on the Care Bill going through parliament and to talk about key issues around the integration of health and social care.

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