Roadshows on Assistive Technology

Start Date:
28th January 2016

End Date:
8th February 2016

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Event title: Roadshows on Assistive Technology
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Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone: 01952 380000
Event description: A new series of roadshows highlighting how new technology and devices can help people to continue to live independently in their own home.

This type of support, known as Assistive Technology, is becoming increasingly important as councils like Telford & Wrekin’s social care budget comes under increasing pressure due to cuts in Government grant.

People approaching older age often aren’t aware how assistive technology could help them remain independent and in their own home later in life.

The roadshows follow a successful initiative late last year called AT Home which saw hundreds of people seek more information from the Council.

As a result it is organising more events over the next two months where staff will be on hand to answer queries from people needing help to live at home or their carers or family.

The first three are at the following venues:

  • • Thursday 28 January, Stirchley Medical Centre 9.30 am – 2 pm
  • • Friday 5 February, Newport Library 9.30 am – 2 pm
  • • Monday 8 February Princess Royal Hospital (close to main entrance) 9.30 am – 2 pm

More venues will be added to this shortly.

Figures show that almost half of people aged over 65+ have a limiting long-standing illness that affects them in some way.

In many instances Assistive Technology, used as part of a wider package, can help maintain independence, enabling people to live longer in their own home, helping to avoid moving into specialist housing or a care home in later life.

The AT Home campaign raises awareness of simple technology that is available and to prevent people from relying on increasingly stretched public services.

As we face at least another £30 million of cuts, we need to change the way we provide these services.

“Using assistive technology is one of the easiest ways to get the support they need to remain independent without reliance on more costly ways of delivering services.”

You can also find out about Assistive Technology any time at or

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