FREE Event: Smart technologies & Intelligent Homes for Sheffield’s elderly

How can Smart technologies & Intelligent Homes help Sheffield’s elderly?

Find out on Wednesday 19th November finish by 5.30pm Prompt start.


Generously hosted by Hill Dickinson LLP, The Balance, Pinfold Street, Sheffield S1 2JG (links to Google maps),  funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and in partnership with the New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. Speakers

  • Bridget Strong, Deputy Chief Executive, AgeUK Sheffield
  • John Grant, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Eddie Murphy, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Dr Amanda Sharkey, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Facilitator: Wendy Stern, M.Sc. Purpose:

  • Follow-up Crowd Wise 2014 to learn how intelligent homes and smart technology can help elderly people live lives they want to live.
  • Inform participants of the issues, build on previous learning and create a sound platform for our Summer 2015 event.


  • Have fun;
  • Help decision-makers;
  • Be better informed of the facts and key issues;
  • Network, meet new people, pool your ideas and create big concepts.

Key issues:

  • Encourage social support;
  • Reduce isolation;
  • Improve health, well-being and mental health;
  • Raise awareness of online financial and data security.

Expected Outcomes: Clear idea of top 3 key issues in order of importance and value to society to identify a clear focus for our Summer 2015 event. Method: Snowball for Fact-finding: Four experts talk for 15 minutes each plus Q&A. Snowball, a fun way to engage people quickly:

  • 10 minutes: Pairs
  • 20 minutes: Groups of four;
  • 30 minutes: Groups of eight.
  • One person will feedback from their large group.
  • Each group to identify 3 key priorities for 2015 event.

Photographs or video clips may be used in publicity, newsletters or websites by us, funders and project partners. Grateful thanks to RAEI, Hill Dickinson LLP, Debbie Edwards, Angela Hepburn, Jo McCausland, John Grant, Eddie Murphy, Amanda Sharkey, Bridget Strong and Prof Alan Walker who have helped to make this event possible.

Personal data is for our sole use.

* Donations via paypal on our website or at the event to help with event costs.  We have a £15 Standard Charge for cancellations without 2 day’s notice. Untitled-2

About actionforinvolvment

We're an independent think tank, founded in 2006 to bring people in our communities together with policymakers and stakeholders. We create space often in a workshop format to pool ideas, develop networks and tackle hot topics. Since 2009, we’ve focused on the sustainability agenda such as: climate change, energy, housing, technology, transport with interest in:education, health, welfare, regulation and enforcement. Our latest project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and our next event on 27th June 2013 includes George Monbiot with other high level environmental policy makers.
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