This Action Plan has been developed by the national Telecare Programme Board and builds directly upon the 2008-10 Telecare Strategy. It provides continuing strategic direction and support for Local Partnerships and other key stakeholders in the development and implementation of their telecare programmes. Compared with most other countries, Scotland is currently performing well in the development and implementation of telehealth and telecare services for its citizens. Around 19% of those aged 65 and over use community alarm systems, 3.5% enjoy more sophisticated social care packages and 1% benefit from a bespoke telehealth package. The next phase of development should focus primarily on actions which expand telecare as a mainstreamed service and integrate it with other provision and processes.