Help in your own home

Help in your own home

The Telecare service provides simple pieces of equipment that enable you to stay safe, independent and living in your own home. Telecare can make a real difference to your quality of life and provides support and reassurance for your family and carers.

There are a variety of detectors, sensors and alarms available, including: fall detectors; bed and chair occupancy sensors; smoke alarms; carbon monoxide detectors; bogus caller buttons; gas detectors and gas shut off valves; automatic medication reminders and medication dispensers; epilepsy sensors; flood detectors and Magi-plugs for baths and sinks and low/high temperature sensors.

Telecare equipment can also be used in conjunction with the Careline alarm service so that some types of equipment can be set up to call, or send an automatic alert to, the 24 hour response centre.

You can contact Gateway to Care to ask to have your care needs assessed, or those of someone you care for. This will help us find out if Telecare can offer the support you need.

Extra Care Housing
Extra Care Housing offers help to older people to stay independent in a home of their own. The scheme supplies self-contained flats with on-site support staff as well as home care teams. This enables people to stay in their own flat, even if they are quite frail or become more dependent over time. These facilities are available at Clement Court in Halifax, Mytholm Meadows in Hebden Bridge and Willow Court in Elland.