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Tutor from Dagenham raises almost £3k for St. Vincent’s School

April 26th, 2018

Thank you to all who donated and supported St. Vincent’s School in the Virgin London Marathon 2018. 

Tutor from Dagenham raises almost £3k for blind school

PUBLISHED: 12:55 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 24 April 2018

Titi during the race. Picture: Titi Windapo

Titi during the race. Picture: Titi Windapo

A tutor from Dagenham has raised nearly £3,000 for a blind school in Liverpool by running the London Marathon.

Virgin London Marathon 2018

April 25th, 2018

 

We would like to say a massive thank you to all our runners who raised money for the Catholic Blind Institute and St. Vincent’s School in the Virgin London Marathon 2018.  Congratulations and well done!

 

 

 

Launch of Smarthouse

March 29th, 2018

Sarah Weston (Hft) , Dr John Patterson (Principal), Dr Simon Bowers (CCG), Dave Horsfield (Digital Manager, CCG)Smarthouse showcasing personalised technology solutions launches at St. Vincent’s School

An innovative house showcasing a range of assistive technology to support independent living has been launched at St. Vincent’s School, Liverpool. The project is the result of a unique partnership between St Vincent’s School, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Hft.

The smarthouse is a self-contained flat which showcases a variety of personalised assistive technology and how it can be used to support people with visual impairments and other disabilities to live more independently.

It includes lots of useful gadgets for daily living such as a one-cup kettle, a talking microwave, safety sensors to prevent flooding or injury, and door locks activated by fingerprint recognition which replaces the need for keys.

The smarthouse will now be based at the school as a permanent fixture, supporting pupils and staff at the school directly, as well as continuing to be used as a community resource to help raise wider awareness of the benefits of assistive technology amongst the general public.