DescriptionInvited to give evidence at the Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society - Evidence Session. Hosted by London Fire Brigade
My presentation was on my work on Handyperson services for DCLG (2012). Electrical Safety First, in collaboration with ILC-UK (International Longevity Centre - UK), were delighted to hold an evidence session into ‘Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society’, which was hosted at the London Fire Brigade Headquarters. The enquiry was established with the aim to promote the need for policy makers, older people and their families and other key stakeholders to better understand the importance of electrical safety in an ageing society.The event was chaired by Sue Adams OBE, Chief Executive of Care and Repair England, and also included speakers from local government, industry and the charity sector. Our audience heard from expert witnesses with a specific focus on housing and dementia, with an opportunity for a Q&A with the panel.Topics covered by evidence givers included: the current condition of housing for older people in England; future trends in the housing profiles of older people; the role of assistive technology in creating a safer environment for people with dementia; and the advantages of enabling people with dementia to remain in their own homes for longer. This evidence session will be used to help form a report reviewing the current evidence base, and setting out a blueprint for future work in this area by providing recommendations for key policy makers.Electrical Safety First is the UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents. They are recognised by government and industry as the leading campaigning charity and technical authority on electrical safety.
|28 Oct 2014
|Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society - Evidence Session.
- electrical safety