Optivo to host Innovation in Independent Living

Social Landlord Optivo is to host an innovation and knowledge sharing conference highlighting new care technologies on the morning of 6th October at its Croydon headquarters.


The latest in the Smart Social Housing series of events, ‘Innovation in Independent Living’ will focus on a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

New wearable and non-wearable technologies have the potential to deliver new freedoms to thousands of vulnerable people or those living in older-age by remotely and automatically alerting assistance to potential traumas such as falls or deteriorating health.

Keynote presenters confirmed so far include Mark Allen, Head of Strategic Commissioning at leading innovator Hampshire County Council, Optivo’s Head of Independent Living Robin Deane, and Rob Padwick, Clinical Lead from leading  property technology innovator Secure Meters (UK) Ltd.

Robin Deane said: “New, sensor based technologies have the potential to transform the way we work with our older and more vulnerable residents, giving them more freedom and choice.

“The challenge for organisations such as Optivo is where we start on what is sure to be an exciting journey that challenges our traditional assumptions and practices.”

Robin continues: “From our perspective, Innovation in Independent Living feels like a great learning opportunity, and we’re very keen to hear from landlords, local authorities and care providers that have moved further down the innovation road.

“We hope that everyone heads back to the office with a list of great ideas”

The Smart Social Housing event series is sponsored by place technology specialists Secure Meters, which is developing a range of home sensor solutions specifically designed for the social housing market.

Secure Meters’ Rob Padwick said: “This event is all about knowledge sharing to advance good practice, so lots of practical examples of what has (and also what hasn’t) worked, to date.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on just how big the potential is for technology in this area, whilst also learning more about the challenges faced by those managing homes and delivering care.”

The event is free to attend for anyone working for a social landlord, local authority or care provider.  

To register please visit https://ssh-al-london.eventbrite.co.uk