West Norfolk’s Disability Forum is to host an assistive technology day later this month, which they hope will help more people to live independent lives.
The event, the first to be organised by the group, will take place at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on Monday, September 14, between 10am and 3.30pm.
Borough councillor Tony Bubb, who is the forum’s chairman, said: “Assistive Technology is so important these days. It really can make such a difference to people lives, helping them to maintain their independence and enjoy their own homes.
“We organised this event in direct response to feedback we have received at our Celebrate Ability and Winter Warmer events.
“People wanted to find out more about the sort of equipment available and also wanted to be able to try it out for themselves.
“This event will enable them to do just that, so that if they do commit to buying something they will be doing so on the basis of an informed decision.”
The event is being aimed at people with vision, mobility, hearing or learning difficulties, as well as their friends, families or carers. Many manufacturers and suppliers will be attending.