Care Network are working with Blackburn with Darwen Public Health, Lancaster University and other local organisations to help trial a product that could make a big difference for people who live on their own and are over 50 years old. 

The Passive Sensor Project is a trial to see whether having a small sensor fitted in a person's home could help keep residents comfortable, safe, well and independent in their own homes. The sensor collects some key data, around;

  • if you’re moving around okay at home
  • how warm your house is
  • how humid your house is
  • how much moisture is in the air

We are looking for people who would like to take part in this FREE trial, the trial of the product is being offered to people who;

  • live in Highercroft or Edgeworth and
  • are 50 years old or above and 
  • live on their own.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us in one of the following ways; 

  • complete the enquiry form here
  • call us on 01254 507255 (option 1) and speak to one of our Healthy Homes team 
  • e-mail us at [email protected]

Inclusion in the trial is completely free. To show our gratitude for your help you will have the chance to have some DIY type jobs that need doing around your home done by Care Networks Handy Person Service (approx. 40 mins), they will do this at the same time as they fit the sensors. Examples of the types of small jobs you could have undertaken in your home include:

  • putting up pictures/shelves
  • changing lightbulbs
  • fixing doorknobs
  • heavy lifting
  • taking down/putting up curtains

Find out more by reading the Frequently Asked Questions

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