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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Info last updated:
Beevor Court 1, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1HG