Discover how technology could help you

Image of some of the sensors available in the Smart flat


We have teamed up with Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council to open a new Smart Flat at our Kingfisher Court extra care scheme.

The flat will enable you to see all the gadgets and equipment that is available to older or disabled people to enable them to live independently in their own homes. You can see demonstrations of the equipment in a home environment and get advice on what is the best solution to meet your needs, or the needs of someone you know. 

There are a wide range of sensors displayed in the Smart flat, these monitor things such falls, someone getting out of bed and not getting back in within an allotted time, or entering or leaving a room. There are also medicine dispensers that remind you to take your tablets and flood detectors that can detect excess water. These work on the CKH LifeLine system, and when activated, put a call through to the Control Centre. Call handlers will then attempt to contact you through the LifeLine, or call your emergency contacts or the emergency services, depending on the incident.

In addition to this, the Smart Flat will demonstrate other assistive technology, such as aids for cooking, large button telephones, reminder clocks and alarms, standalone equipment that will alert an onsite carer etc.

Plus you can see how systems such as Alexa can support people.

There is even an animated dog that can provide comfort for those unable to have a pet, or where they might have lost one.

The aim of the Smart Flat is to enable you to see the technology and aids that are available to you in a home setting and to see them working. You will also be able to get advice on what will work for your needs. 

When you visit Kingfisher Court, you can enjoy a delicious, freshly cooked lunch or a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake in our friendly Kingfishers Restaurant. 

The flat is open every Tuesday, 10am to 2pm and Thursday, 3pm - 5pm

You are welcome to pop in for demonstrations and expert advice from trained staff - to book an appointment call Margaret Bennett at Peterborough City Council on 01733 207100.

Training can be provided for care professionals, for more information email