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Assistive technology pilots

Technology is increasingly shaping the home environment, and supported housing has much to gain in this area. We have embarked on a number of pilots within our sheltered accommodation for older people in partnership with O2.

At one of our older people’s schemes in Essex, we are trialing the use of motion sensors in our communal areas to increase customer safety. Sensors can enable staff to be notified immediately in the event of movement during late night hours. This will help our night staff to support customers more effectively and provide immediate care if someone has fallen, or perhaps support those who wander as a result of dementia.

These and other technologies offer the chance to: increase customer independence; reduce risk; enhance their support experience; and in some cases, reduce the cost of care.

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