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Independent living - Help us get ready for the digital switch over

We are getting ready for the digital switch over within our independent living schemes.

What is the digital switch over?

The old technology that powers landline telephones in the UK will be switched off by 2028.

Landline operators will switch every home phone to an internet-based connection.


How will this affect me?

This will mean that our independent living warden call systems will need updating over the next five years.  We have split all independent living schemes into three priority areas, based on the model and age of the current systems in place.

When will this take place?

Schemes identified as Priority 1 need to be completed first, as they are they are on the oldest model system.

Schemes identified as Priority 2 and 3 have recently transitioned from Open Reach to a TalkTalk network, which will mean these aren’t required for a further three to five years.

Priority 1

Charleston Court, Greenwood Court, Hennel House, Outram House, Tuson House, Bolton Croft, Boundary Close, Churchside, Fox Lane, Gisburn Avenue, Leyfield (which is part of Martinfield), Lowerfield, Martinfield Road, and South Hey.

Priority 2

Ancenis Court, Ashwood Court, Bridge Court, Liggard Court, Lostock Court, Bashall Grove, Jubilee Court, Lower House Road, Lowerfield, Old Mill Court, Welsby Road, and Wrights Fold.

Priority 3

Amounderness Court, Croft Court, Derby House, Northbrook Gardens, Orchard Grange, St Johns Court, and Stanner Lodge.

What do I need to do?

Nothing - We are about to go out to tender for our Priority 1 schemes that require renewing.  If you would like to be involved in testing or providing feedback, please email us via with your contact details. 

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