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How we have worked with you - Your independence

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Your independence

This is what you have told us:

  • 40% of you had talked to someone about where you would like to live when you are older

So let's learn about how technology could help you live more independently when you are older.

Find out more on the 'Your Home' pages.

Watch the video below and tell us if you would like to be involved in a video that includes more young adults.

Peterborough Smart Flat

Kingfisher Court

What is a SMART flat?

It is a new flat that is designed with the latest technology that can help you live more independently.

You can now visit one in Peterborough that displays equipment and gadgets such as:

  • medication reminders

  • alarm systems

  • voice activated bed sensors

  • property exit sensors​

  • Lifeline personal alarm system

And many more.

CHALLENGE - book a visit to the SMART flat.

To book your visit call Peterborough City Council on 01733 747474 (option Adult Social Care) or email: giving your name, address and phone details. 

The SMART Flat is at Kingfisher Court, Peterborough, PE2 8NZ

Independent living options in Peterborough

Preparing for Adult Life - a guide for young people

The Preparing for Adult Life - A guide for young people will help you think about important changes that could happen as you get older such as finding a place to live.

CHALLENGE - read page 14 of the Preparing for Adult Life guide and then let us know:

  • How useful did you find the information?

  • Is there anything else you would like to know about living independently?