BMBC Assistive Living Technologies Team (Telecare)

Telecare service in Barnsley

What does it do?

Equipment is provided to support a person in their home and tailored to meet their needs, providing 24/7 access to a dedicated team who will respond to a range of situations encountered.  The equipment provided ranges from the lifeline unit and pendant through to bogus caller buttons, smoke alarms and door sensors, enabling a response to incidents in the home such as falls or fires.  As well as responding to an immediate need, telecare can work in a preventative mode, with services programmed to monitor a person's health and/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.

Who it is for?

Telecare is a service that enables people to live independently in their own home, with a focus on older people and those with life-affecting illnesses and conditions that increase the risks associated with living at home.

Where it is available?

Local service (Barnsley).

What it costs:

The cost of the core service is £4.20 a week plus VAT but most people will not have to pay the VAT.  You will need to have a working telephone landline.  Additional telecare equipment such as smoke alarms and bed sensors are available - please enquire for prices, including our mobile-phone based service.

How to access or apply for it:

If you would like more information about our service we would be happy to help you however we can.  Please contact us on 01226 775671 or via email at actelehealthcarereferrals@barnsley.gcsx.gov.uk.

What to expect then:

Our team will make arrangements to visit in your home to further explain and set the service up for you on a no-obligation basis.

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Info last updated:

26/06/2019