Scheme makes extensive use of assistive technology

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A £4 million housing scheme designed to help older people live independently in the local community has been opened in South Tyneside. Run by the UK’s biggest housing and regeneration company, Places for People, in partnership with South Tyneside Council, Campbell Court in Hebburn makes extensive use of assistive technology to support people with disabilities and health problems in their own homes. The scheme features 42 two bedroom flats, with assisted bathing facilities, a steam room, communal exercise room, IT suite, restaurant and seating areas available to residents. There is also access to a 24-hour on-site support team. John Burns, Places for People’s support manager in Northumbria said Places for People had developed considerable expertise in applying assistive technology to support people in their own homes. “By using assistive technology, Campbell Court has made a fantastic and positive difference to residents’ lives, enabling individuals to gain a greater degree of independence in a safe and secur

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