This week has been all go for the ALL INN project. The Naidex conference in Birmingham on Tuesday was an opportunity to meet organisations with innovative independent living and assistive technology products and services. This should lead to some exciting opportunities and projects, watch this space for more information!
Our latest post comes from Phil Gleeson, Chair of FhITE and Vice-chair of Leeds Involving People’s Board who talks to us about what the groups do and plans for the future.
When equipment says no!
No one likes it when their equipment lets them down; whether it’s an office worker with a frozen laptop or a gardener with a leaky hose. But when you rely on it for day to day tasks and especially for being independent it’s absolutely essential it doesn’t fail. That’s where the Forum for Health Innovation Technology and Equipment – or FhITE – comes in.
With support from local charity Leeds Involving People, the forum exists to give members a voice on technology, aids and equipment – from raising issues to suggesting solutions.
The ALL INN project works with some great partner organisations from across Leeds, and would like to take this opportunity to shout about them!
ALL INN organises sessions for Assistive Technology providers to consult with people who use services or have particular medical conditions or needs. People can contact us directly to sign up but in order to reach as many people as possible and tailor who we approach we work with some key partner organisations. Continue reading
Last week the ALL INN project visited the IIC show at Manchester Central. The IIC show is a consumer and trade event actively promoting independence, inclusion and choice for people of mixed ability. This proved an excellent opportunity to find out about some of the innovative products coming to market.
It was great to see so many organisations there, including Fast-Tec, Rompa , Kuradocs, Myhomehelper and Embryonyx. Continue reading