Hyndburn Lifeline - (Telecare)

What does it do?

Equipment is provided to support the individual in their home and tailored to meet their needs. It can be as simple as the basic community alarm service, able to respond in an emergency and provide regular contact by telephone.  it can include detectors or monitors such as motion or falls and fire and gas that trigger a warning to a response centre staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as responding to an immediate need, telecare can work in a preventative mode, with services programmed to monitor an individual's health or well-being. Often known as lifestyle monitoring, this can provide early warning of deterioration, prompting a response from family or professionals. The same technology can be used to provide safety and security through bogus caller and burglar alarms.
Another form of telecare often known as telehealth is designed to complement health care. It works by monitoring vital signs, such as blood pressure, and transmitting the data to a response centre or clinician's computer, where it is monitored against parameters set by the individual's clinician. Evidence that vital signs are outside of 'normal' parameters triggers a response.

Who it is for?

Telecare is a service that enables people, especially older and more vulnerable individuals, to live independently in their own home.

Where it is available?

Local service (Hyndburn).

What it costs:

Lifeline units can be leased from us for around 50p per day. Prices are subject to VAT. You may not have to pay
VAT on the charges subject to declaration that you are chronically sick or disabled. An additional one off administration fee will be charged. You can pay by standing order, cheque, Swipe Card or direct debit.

How to access or apply for it:

For further information call the Hyndburn Homes Lifeline Service on Tel: 01254 300 544.


Info last updated:

Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 0PF