Important advice for parents Blind cord safety is one of the most pressing domestic child safety issues in recent times for parents that has created a considerable response from organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Industry associations such as the British Blind and Shutter Association [more]Posted On: 28-June-2012
Here are the most useful websites and links to information on the Internet that we feel help contribute to our stated aims. They include organisations that promote automation, energy efficiency and safety around the home and all the benefits of doing so.
Automation & Technology
Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) - An organisation of experienced industry players involved in the design and installation of electronic systems for the home using cutting edge technology.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - Run by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the CES is the world’s largest exhibition from the consumer electronics industry.
Home Automation - Wikipedia page containing useful links and information for sourcing further resources about home automation.
- Home technology consulting on trends, strategy and training from Peter Aylett, who has over 20 years’ experience working with home electronics systems. Peter also blogs regularly for Hidden Wires, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and on his own blog.
World Energy Council - Formed in 1923 to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all.
Department Of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) - The DECC is a UK Government department with a vision for a thriving, globally competitive, low carbon energy economy.
EBICO - The UK’s only not-for-profit energy supplier.
Environment & Sustainability
Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) - A network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building.
Standards & Regulations
European Door and Shutter Federation (EDSF) - Supports the harmonisation of standards for door and shutter manufacturing in Europe.
Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) – Represents the interests of the manufacturers and installers of industrial, pedestrian and garage doors as well as manufacturers of locks and building hardware.
Electrical Safety Council - Learn about the dangers that electricity can cause around the home, as well as preventing you and your family from having an accident.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - A registered charity that have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years.
Disability, Mobility & Vulnerable People
Living Made Easy from the Disability Living Foundation (DLF) – Offers practical advice and guidance for disabled people, the elderly and those struggling with mobility focussing on aspects of living such as communication, the house and home, leisure, personal care, children and parenting and mobility.
Age UK (Formerly Help the Aged) – All manner of help and support for older people.
Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People – The organisation works with people living with physical and learning disabilities and those who have acquired brain injury, helping them to gain new skills focussed on independent living.
Disability Rights UK – Offers a range of advice and support throughout the UK.
Local Government – one of the first ports of call for advice for anyone who needs help financially or otherwise at home is the local council. They can advice on any funding, grants or benefit entitlements that a person with a particular set of circumstances has.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – The CAB is a free service that relies on the support of volunteers to offer practical advice, support and guidance on a whole range of issues and is a great starting point for those with specific problems which the CAB and signpost to other relevant organisations, with locally or nationally.
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