In this webinar hosted by The Good Home Inquiry we will examine digital connectivity and the home.
How can digital connectivity enhance people's lives and homes, and what are the main challenges and innovative solutions? In particular, how can good quality connectivity in and around the home, together with technology, support people? We will discuss the benefits in communication, health outcomes, safety as well as enhancing daily life in the home itself.
Speakers from across housing, health, communications and technology providers.
About The Good Home Inquiry
Around 10 million people in England currently live in a home that presents a serious threat to their health and safety – defined by the government as ‘non-decent’ homes. About 1.8 million adults are living in damp and/or cold housing and, of these, more than one in ten people are living with health conditions potentially caused or exacerbated by poor housing, causing them to be ‘at risk’ of COVID-19.
The Good Home Inquiry, launched in July 2020, will run until mid-2021 in order to establish why so many of England’s homes are in poor condition, as well as exploring what we need in a good home and creating evidence-based recommendations for new and amended housing policies to make it easier to upgrade, maintain and improve our homes.
The Good Home Inquiry is sponsored by Ageing Better and independently chaired by David Orr CBE. He is joined by a panel of three leading experts – Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Vidhya Alakeson, and Pat Ritchie CBE – bringing a diverse range of experience and expertise to the Inquiry.
The Inquiry supports the Centre for Ageing Better’s goal of reducing the number of homes as ‘non-decent’ by at least one million by 2030.