Peaks & Plains launches consultancy service

TrustLink, a subsidiary of Macclesfield-based Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, is to start offering consultancy services to third party organisations.

TrustLink has provided care support for the housing trust's and Macclesfield Council's residents for 30 years. The in-house division will now launch a consultancy offering, advising organisations on the developing their own support services for independent living homes.

Experts at TrustLink will act as consultants on all aspects of telecare support, from systems and processes to underpin the services, to manufacturer and supplier connections, joint procurement initiatives, product intelligence and installation techniques.

The TrustLink team includes specialists in emerging technologies, a control centre delivering 24-hour support and a response service to suit customer needs.

Andy Lofthouse, new business manager at Peaks & Plains, said: "As a not-for-profit organisation, we have reinvested continually into the TrustLink service to ensure it is in a prime position to take to market.

"We are looking to team up with selected organisations that fit with our brand, our commitment to excellence and sound ethics. This is an exciting time for the team and it's a great opportunity to share our expertise and extend our offering."

The team at TrustLink plans to work with a limited number partners each year, to maintain its commitment to excellent standards and carefully manage its growth.

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust was established in July 2006, following the transfer of nearly 5,000 homes from Macclesfield Borough Council.

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