The opening of an innovative new ‘smart home’ will showcase a range of assistive technologies, equipment and gadgets to help older people, those with a disability and people with dementia to live more independently and safely in their own homes.
From simple devices to stop baths overflowing and self-pouring kettles to reduce the risk of scalds and burns, to more major adaptations to a home, including stair lifts and bathroom adaptations.
Examples of what’s available on the market will be demonstrated in the Smart House, giving people the opportunity to test equipment and receive free, impartial advice from trained staff.
An Occupational Therapy Team will provide assessments and information about funding will be available.
This £100k project is part of the £2m Telford 50 Legacy Fund.
We are asking people where they think the Smart House should be located within the borough, have your say and complete the online survey.
The facility is due to be open by February 2019.