Few spaces left for Home Sweet Home Conference
Published by Alex Perry for Habinteg Housing Association in Housing
As UK partner for I-stay@home, Habinteg is delighted to be hosting the seminar, sharing insights into the policy landscape and benefits of affordable technology for older and disabled people living in social housing. The seminar will take place in central London and bring together project partners from North West Europe as well as UK specialists in information communications technology (ICT) for independent living.
Glen Joseph, Research and Policy Manager at Habinteg, says, “Ageing populations across Europe and the ongoing housing needs of disabled people are serious policy drivers for social housing. Researching the potential for the role of technological solutions in supporting independent living is an exciting prospect and something that could really unlock a wealth of affordable improvements for registered providers and tenants alike.”
Project partners, as well as UK thought leaders, will examine initial findings from their research and explore the wider British and European context, including:
• challenges of an aging society for housing providers
• tenants’ and suppliers’ viewpoints on technology as an aid to living independently
• how a cohesive, policy-led European approach can help
The I-stay@home project is part funded by the EU via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg IVB NWE programme. Its aim is to identify, select and test a range of affordable ICT solutions that can assist disabled and older people to continue living independently in their homes within the social housing sector. The project is focused on social housing and has set affordability as a lead criterion for the solutions tested.
To book one of the final tickets for this event please visit our Eventbrite booking page.
For further information about the I-stay project please contact:
Glen Joseph, I-stay@home Project Manager: 020 7822 8713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For event or media related enquiries please contact:
Alex Perry, Senior Communications Officer : 020 7822 8729 or email@example.com
Christina McGill, Head of Communications: 020 7822 8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
1. The Istay@home project is funded by the EU (INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme). There are fifteen consortium partners based in five countries: Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and the UK (Habinteg is the only UK partner).
2. Habinteg is a leading national provider of affordable accessible homes and support services. We champion inclusion by providing sustainable neighbourhoods of Lifetime Homes and wheelchair standard properties for disabled and non-disabled people to share and enjoy. We use our expertise to challenge negative social attitudes, promote the rights of disabled people and improve accessibility standards within housing.
Since 1970, our thoughtful designs and on-site support have enabled tenants to achieve and sustain independent living. Habinteg has over 3300 homes across 81 local authorities. One in three of our properties are designed specifically for wheelchair users, and the majority of our general needs homes have been built to an accessible or Lifetime Homes Standard.