Breezie Voice Assistant launches at Masonic Homes of Kentucky

Breezie is launching Breezie Voice, our integration with Google Home, to all 270 apartments across two Independent Living communities, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Breezie Voice gives senior living communities a voice activated resident portal, residents can ask their Google Home questions such as “What is for lunch?” and “When is yoga?” to deliver information from community content e.g. dining menus, activity calendars.


Residents are also being taught how to do Google searches using Google Home as well as how to get the latest weather forecast and news.  Breezie is also setting up personalized routines for residents based on their preferences.


Breezie Voice builds upon the success of Breezie’s tablet interface by giving residents another easy way to access content through a voice interface. Over 95% of Masonic Homes of of Kentucky residents currently engage with community content on their Breezie tablets e.g. Daily Menu Specials, Calendar, Resident’s Directory. It’s expected that Breezie Voice Assistant will pave the way for fully fledged smart apartments where Breezie users can operate their smart home devices through a simple voice interface.


What is particularly innovative about this initiative is that Breezie Voice extends Google Home’s consumer features to an Enterprise environment.


Breezie named in Top 100 fastest-growing businesses in the UK

We are delighted to announce that we have been named in the Top 100 fastest-growing businesses in the UK in a report announced today by SyndicateRoom. Breezie is number 44 on the list after demonstrating a 9.3 x valuation increase over the three year period 2014-2017.

The report, entitled Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses uses a methodology by Beauhurst to rank the country’s leading startups by their increase in valuation between 2014 and 2017.

Breezie is in good company with TransferWise topping the list and Deliveroo coming in second. Breezie’s 9.3 x growth rate comes in ahead of companies like RateSetter, Funding Circle and BrewDog. Together, the winning 100 companies span 12 different sectors, employ around 10,200 people and generate £605,945,417 in revenue. London has the vast majority of Top 100 winners with 71 of 100 companies, including Breezie, headquartered in the capital.

Download the report.

Connected tablets deliver care to residents at home


Catholic Healthcare explain why they have deployed Breezie to their Community Services home care package clients. The personalised tablets are tailored to the specific needs of each client who are able to access the social and psychological benefits that connected technology can deliver through a range of online communication platforms, as well as allow them to manage contact with carers and loved ones.

The connected tablets have been branded MyCH (pronounced Mitch) which form part of the wider home care package that Catholic Healthcare are providing their clients.

Residents love seeing weekly menus in an Australian aged care facility


Each resident at Arcare Parkview Malvern East receives a Breezie tablet device to learn and use.

Bette, the community’s tech guru, has been helping fellow residents to get started online.

Residents are enjoying listening to their choice in music, being able to access the weekly menus online and also video calling family.

Tackling loneliness with technology

International research cited by Public Health England has shown that loneliness can be as harmful to a person’s health as obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Age UK reports that 1.2m older people in the UK are ‘chronically lonely’. Loneliness puts individuals at greater risk of cognitive decline and increased mental health challenges. The associated ill health from loneliness is a significant social problem.

Our recent project with Hampshire Council and PA Consulting has shown success in tackling loneliness in older adults. Breezie can really change people’s lives. Read more.