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Home Gadgets Project

The Home Gadgets Project aims to support vulnerable residents of Leicestershire using smart technology and gadgets to help keep safe, maintain independence, and support carers.

How it Works

The seven district councils in Leicestershire and Leicestershire County Council are working together on a number of pilot projects looking at how residents can be supported to improve their home environments, maintain independence and wellbeing using smart technology and gadgets.

The project will look for smart technology, electronic devices or gadgets that can help anyone living with dementia or awaiting a diagnosis, with a physical, mental or neurological vulnerability to improve their daily lives and overcome barriers.

During the pilots there is no charge for the loan of the equipment, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, any equipment will be provided on the basis of need. Where equipment needs wi-fi this will need to be in place and will not be provided by the project.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicant lives in one of the 7 district council areas of Leicestershire
(not Leicester City).

Is living with dementia or awaiting a diagnosis following GP referral for assessment, has a physical, mental, or neurological issue and the appropriate gadget or smart technology can support or improve safety, independence and wellbeing.

Service users agree to provide feedback in exchange for the loan of equipment.

Make a referral

If you are completing this form on behalf of someone else, you must ensure that you have obtained their consent to make this referral. If you do not have consent, you can complete an Enquiry form below.

Submit an enquiry

If you have immediate concerns regarding a risk to someone’s health or safety, please call the emergency services directly on 999.

If you believe that the person that you are seeking support for is at significant risk in their living conditions then you must call Adult Social Care Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0004 (Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm, Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm) or the out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 0116 255 1606.

If you believe that there is an immediate and / or significant risk to children in their present living conditions you must call Children and Families Duty team on 0116 305 0005.

Contact Us

Get in touch

Phone

0116 272 7655

Address

Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP

E-mail

lightbulb@blaby.gov.uk