Briarwood1000 is the ‘home’ website of Steve Hards, a residential landlord, writer, webmaster and retired independent consultant.
My first career (starting in 1974) was in the NHS as a speech and language therapist but from 1990 I worked for the NHS Cambridge Community Health Unit, as board-level manager for contracting, planning and business development.
In 1992 I became an independent consultant in the UK health and social services sector and I have been self-employed ever since. Between 1997 and 2005 my principal client was the UK Government’s Department of Health for which I managed numerous projects, including the Integration of Community Equipment Services (ICES). In 2004 I also organised the Telecare Policy Collaborative – a major experiment in policy development that brought together over 60 stakeholder organisations and companies. This lead to my continuing interest in the field of telecare and telehealth. As a result I developed and manage the world-authority news site on the topic, Telehealth & Telecare Aware.
I prefer to work from home these days and can provide various online services such as help with drafting press releases, creating PowerPoint presentations, proof reading, and other writing services.
My extensive experience of website design and online marketing since 2004 means that I also have expert knowledge in those areas, particularly in WordPress and mobile (smartphone) websites, Facebook business pages and advertising.
I tend to conduct my internet-based activities under the brand SteveHardSoft.
I can be contacted most easily by .