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Older people and electrical safety at home: what do we know in Wales? “Taking research that step further ... exploring avenues for impact”

Wed 30th May 2018

Older people and electrical safety at home: what do we know in Wales?

“Taking research that step further ... exploring avenues for impact”

A recent study commissioned by Electrical Safety First[1] (ESF) which looks at electrical safety issues in Wales for older people living at home shows that they are significantly affected by domestic fires, and that people aged 80+ are much more likely than other age groups to be a casualty in an electrical fire, or to die as a result of an accident caused by an electrical fuel source. How can these and other findings from the Report help inform the work of policy makers, practitioners and service providers in Wales or beyond in promoting the safety and wellbeing of older people at home? We are pleased to invite you to a seminar on this topic, with key panel speakers including Robert Jervis-Gibbons of ESF and Drs. Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby and Alexandra Sardani of Swansea University's Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) / Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR).

  • 12 noon    coffee/teas on arrival
  • 12.10- 12.30              Drs. Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby and Alexandra Sardani of CIA/CADR
  • 12.30 - 13.00             Robert Jervis-Gibbons of Electrical Safety First - feedback from the ESF report   (ESF)
  • Questions and networking
  • 13.15     Lunch

To book a place at this seminar send an email to cadr@swansea.ac.uk or phone 01792 295099

 

*WE REGRET THAT ONLY DISABLED VISITORS ARE ALLOWED TO PARK ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS and there is only limited parking close to the University. Recreation Ground Car Park, Mumbles Road:  There is usually space available for visitors in the Recreation Ground Car Park on Mumbles Road which is directly adjacent to the Swansea University campus (see below for directions).  The parking fee is approximately £2.50 for the day. The postcode is SA2 8PP and here are some more detailed directions http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/  The Haldane Building is no 16 on the Singleton Campus map from this link.

 

[1] Electrical Safety First, the UK’s leading charity on electrical safety. https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/about-us/

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