Vulnerable residents to benefit from Telecare services

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By adam_leone | Monday, December 24, 2012, 09:04

Vulnerable residents across Hampton and Teddington are to benefit from funding given to the Telecare Service.

£10,000 is being given to help provide alarms and sensors hooked up to Richmond Council's Careline response centre.  

The idea is to give vulnerable residents the chance to live independently in their own homes.

The service is available twenty four hours a day seven days a week.

There are currently approx 1,600 residents who use the Careline alarm service.  

The Council hope that an additional 250 residents will be able to benefit from this promotion.

Councillor Nicola Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Housing, said: "I am thrilled we have been able to add this extra funding into providing free Telecare products to our residents who need it most."

"I have met and spoken to many residents, young and old who have really benefited from these services, they really help people to continue to live independently and with more confidence in their own homes."

"Telecare has really grown and developed over the last few years. However, many people think the products are only for older residents. This is not the case."

"In addition to monitoring people who are prone to falls the service also provides support to people living with a disability, victims of harassment, domestic violence and bogus callers."

The funding will provide a free six month trial to Telecare services for residents who need it and who register after 17th December 2012.

For more information on Careline and the Telecare scheme, to find out how to apply or find out how we can tailor our services to help you please call 0845 600 7413.

      

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