Press invite: Opening of new, assistive technology-driven supported living home

20 April 2017

Norwood, the Jewish charity which supports vulnerable children and their families, young people with special educational needs, and people with learning disabilities, invites you to the official opening of the new, assistive technology-led home for adults on 12 June 2017.

The opening will present opportunities to look around the home, take pictures and ask about the pioneering assistive technology that makes this location so special. Some of the top features of the home include:

  • Doors open and close to meet the needs of the individuals and the location – for example some doors open and close with separate pushes on the pad, some use eye gaze technology.
  • The windows and other amenities have small motorised controllers that can be controlled by the same means – the aim is to give each person as much control as possible over all elements of their environment, including music and entertainment
  • Each person can receive up to 24 hours of personalised support per day from an experienced staff team, including night-time support.
  • Tenants will have the chance to shape the service because it’s brand new.

The over-arching idea behind the newly-installed technology is to give each resident the most amount of freedom to live a rich life independently, while keeping a sharp focus on safety. Norwood believes this kind of technology is the future of supported living care and would like you to come and see it being unveiled on 12 June.

For further information on the facility and images take a look here. Further images available on request.

For further information and to confirm your attendance:

Please contact Norwood press team:
By email:
By phone: 020 8420 6928

About Norwood

Norwood is the largest Jewish charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities.

Founded in 1795, Norwood is one of the UK’s oldest charities and the only Jewish charity to enjoy the Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.
It supports children and adults to maximise their potential at home, at school and throughout their lives, through personalised services designed to enable choice.