Community alarms and telecare

Community alarms and telecare

If you are worried about getting help after falling, you may want to get a community alarm installed.

The alarm can be worn on your wrist or as a pendant. Just pressing a button will alert staff at a response centre who can contact your family or a friend or call an ambulance. Some services can even send someone out to help you. Contact your local district or borough council to discuss community alarms in your area.

Telecare is a range of automatic sensors which can be provided to people who require more than a pendant alarm. These sensors raise an alert at the response centre without the person needing to push their pendant button.

The range of sensors include fall detectors, smoke alarms, flood detectors, bed sensors which can report if someone has got out of bed in the night and not returned. If you feel that you would benefit from telecare, please contact Health and Community Services for more information.