South Kesteven Digital Upgrade for Sheltered Housing
A £500,000 upgrade of warden call systems is underway as South Kesteven District Council's existing systems are nearing their end of life.
18:31 06 January 2022
A £500,000 upgrade initiative is underway for South Kestevan Council's sheltered housing scheme. According to the council's report, the local council's existing systems are nearing their end of life, making a digital upgrade a must. The work, which began in June, is expected to be completed in phases up to June 2025. The upgrade programme's goal is to ensure that residents are better connected and responded to more quickly
Cabinet member for housing and property, Coun Robert Reid (Con - Bourne Austerby) said: “We needed a solution that could keep people safe today, but also ensure equipment was fit or the future.
“The digital transition means we will be able to offer faster and more personalised responses to residents and provide us with a platform to develop our service as technology advances.
“This programme represents a significant investment for the council, so we wanted to take a measured approach which gave us time to explore all the options and ensure we were making the best decision for our residents.
“We are confident we are deploying the right solutions and can phase delivery well ahead of the impending digital switchover.”