Free exhibition to showcase the latest equipment to keep residents safe at home

Merton residents will have the opportunity next week to speak to suppliers of home safety products at an event hosted by the council’s MASCOT service and supported by UK Telehealthcare. 

The free exhibition is open to all and will be held at South Thames College in London Road, Morden on Tuesday 14 April from 10.30am to 3pm and will feature a range of new technology products from telecare services that provide help for older people and people with disabilities in their own home including a new range of alarm pendants. There will also be presentations on the day about how to prevent falls and GPS tracking. A member of the London Fire Brigade will give a talk about fire safety and MASCOT will give an update on their popular handy person service which has already helped over 150 people with fixing items in the home.

Merton’s director of community and housing, Simon Williams said, “Telecare services are important in helping people who live at home independently feel safe and secure in the knowledge there is always somebody at the end of the line should they need help or advice. This is the first time we have held an event like this and it gives residents who are interested in telecare services for themselves or a family member the opportunity to see products first hand and speak to the experts.”