At the end of September, five 65″ interactive screens were installed at various locations across East Sutherland to support greater collaboration and engagement with those both inside and outside of our area. This project is part of the work done within East Sutherland to test the 8 Pillars Model of Community Support.
The original idea came from a tweet we posted back in December 2013. In the tweet we asked whether it would be possible to get an art therapist to visit us in the rural Highlands or, failing that, if there were any creative solutions. This was where the idea of the interactive screens was born and it is now being put into action.
On Wednesday 28th September screens were installed at the Helmsdale Village Hub, The Bradbury Centre in Bonar Bridge and Migdale Hospital in Bonar Bridge. The following day further screens were delivered to Seaforth House care home in Golspie and Brora Village Hub.
Since the installation, the screens are being tried and tested while the staff get to know how to use them effectively and for the benefit of their residents or members. Webcams will be installed very soon and links will be made between the screens via Skype. From there a more detailed plan will be established for how the screens can be used most effectively to support communication and collaboration.
More details will be available on our interactive screens page as the project progresses.