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

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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