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Technology to help you stay independent at home

Published: 26 November 2020

Person holding a smart phone with an app called smart home open on the screen

Do you know what is available to support you or loved ones?

There may be times when you need extra support to do everyday things. This may be due to age, frailty, ill health, disability, or changing circumstance. For many situations, there is equipment or new technology that can help you continue to live safely and independently.

Our Staying Independent pages contain a wealth of information about the products available – many from high street retailers – that can support you according to your needs. Practical aids, smart devices, small changes to your home or simple equipment can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you. They can also make caring for someone easier.

A wide range of products are available, such as home hubs which can respond to voice commands, bed and chair sensors, alarms, location trackers and smart devices such as smart door locks, video doorbells and smart plugs for items like kettles and lamps.

Visit the Staying Independent pages to find out more including advice on assessing which products might be best for you or your loved ones.

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