Social responsibility |10.14.2010
Assisted Living: Legrand and the Creuse District Council sign a partnership agreement
On October 4th, 2010, Gilles Schnepp, the Chairman and CEO of Legrand, and Jean-Jacques Lozach, the Chairman of the Creuse district council, signed a partnership agreement designed to contribute to helping elderly people continue living in their own homes in enhanced conditions of comfort and safety.
Legrand will contribute to this aim in two ways, by providing training in the use of home automation systems for the personnel of the Creuse district council as well as technical assistance in the implementation of products such as, for example, lighting paths*. The partnership will thus allow Legrand to demonstrate its home systems expertise, reflecting its determination to propose innovative solutions for enhanced comfort and safety for older people and more generally solutions to compensate for loss of independence.
Besides this particular agreement, Legrand is committed through various training programmes and European research projects such as Companionable and Robots@Home. In all cases, the aim is to make it natural for people to stay living at home, in enhanced conditions.
* A lighting path is made up of a series of motion sensors enabling automatic control of lighting along predefined paths identified as being potentially hazardous; this solution was a prize-winner at the 2010 Old Age Awards.