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Alertacall presenting a ‘Housing for Health’ strategy at Lancaster University conference

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Martin Cutbill, director of Alertacall, will be speaking at the ‘Health and Housing Conference’ hosted by the Lancaster University on Monday 16 December 2019. The conference focuses on how the quality of housing affects health and wellbeing.

There are many factors affecting properties, like temperature, humidity, physical accessibility, and location in relation to community support and out-of-home needs, which all have an impact on the health of individuals. The event brings together a range of speakers to present existing models as well as a range of new ideas and choices in housing designed to improve wellbeing and promote community living.

The conference is aimed at housing associations, architects, local government, integrated care NHS groups, Third Sector providers and academic researchers.

Martin will be presenting on the topic of ‘Combining digital technologies and human contact to improve housing and health outcomes’. Whether it’s through the use of sensor devices to detect potential maintenance issues early or digital solutions to improve tenant communication, technology will be key in helping housing providers improve the quality of housing management. For individuals in later life and those with higher needs, increasing human contact in a way the customer controls helps both maintain independence and detect changing needs. Even a regular phone call can have significant benefits on health and wellbeing. The talk will focus on why technology should be there to enhance, not replace, human interaction.

Alertacall will also be exhibiting at the conference so delegates will have the opportunity to speak to our team about our range of daily contact services and how they can benefit organisations in housing, social care and health.

For more information on the Health and Housing conference at the Lancaster University and for details of how you can register, please click here.

For more information on Alertacall’s services, contact our team on 0808 208 1234 or email