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Alarms and telecare

For information about the different types of alarms on offer and how telecare systems work, visit the NHS website

Lifelines (community alarms)

A lifeline - also known as a community alarm - is an emergency response system to enable you to live independently, knowing that help is at hand if you need it. The alarm is connected to a 24 hour monitoring centre which will charge you a monthly subscription fee.

The following councils in Leicestershire operate a lifeline service. Contact them directly to find out what service they offer and how much they charge.

Charnwood

Harborough

Hinckley and Bosworth

Melton

North West Leicestershire

Blaby, Oadby & Wigston don’t operate their own lifeline service, however, there are many local and national providers to choose from Housing Care.

If you don’t wish to subscribe to a service connected to a monitoring centre, you can purchase your own emergency phone which can be programmed to alert a carer or family if you need help.  Emergency phones are available from various high street or online retailers.

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