Our 415 Project is one example of how we are leading the way in care.
The 415 Project, based at a multi-storey in Nitshill in Glasgow, has been set up to support people over the age of 65 who are facing isolation and loneliness, as well as medical conditions, crisis or a change in circumstance that means they are having trouble living full and active lives.
We set up two demonstrator flats in the block, and are using these to showcase the different ways older people can be supported to live independently in their own homes for longer, for example through technology, special adaptations and a range of gadgets.
The homes use the latest technology – including glasses that imitate eye conditions like glaucoma, and gloves designed by Cambridge University researchers that mimic the effects of arthritis – so staff can understand what life is
like for some older people.
The flats also showcase best practice in design and household items – such as brightly coloured utensils and easy-grip door handles.
The flats have generated enormous interest with 1000 stakeholders attending for a tour.
The 415 project, which is run by Loretto Care and supported by Glasgow Housing Association and the Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, also arranges activities and events for older people in the area.