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Technology to Help You

Alarms, doorbells and advice on equipment you can use in your home

Telecare

Telecare, also known as Assistive Technology, allows people to remain living independently for as long as possible by providing them with the technology to support them.

Two types of technology can be offered: linked and stand alone. Linked technology is based around a call service and uses pendants and care alarms to connect to a central response centre. If the alarm is activated the call centre is able to contact carers, family and emergency services if assistance is needed.

Standalone equipment allows people to use technology to help them to continue living independently.

Examples of some standalone equipment are:

  • automatic lights, or easy to switch on lights
  • sensor mats to alert carers of movement when people are at risk of falling
  • loud flashing doorbells (for people with visual and/or hearing impairments)
  • easy to read calendar clocks (for people with dementia)

Who can get equipment?

Equipment is available to adults that have permanent disabilities and are not fully independent in their activities in their daily life such as, cooking and eating, bathing, getting dressed and toileting.

You may need more major equipment such as a stair lift or hoist, ramp or level access shower. Before we recommend a major adaptation you may have a period of reablement to try to improve your independence in everyday life.

How much does it cost?

Equipment tends to be provided on a loan basis. Small adaptations to your home will be provided based on an assessment. For any major adaptations a charge may apply.

How do I apply?

If you are receiving a service through Social Care or Health Care, you can ask your assigned worker to make a referral for you. We also have a demonstration flat which you can visit to learn more about the equipment. To request a care alarm or visit the demo flat, please contact us.

Telecare Team

Nottingham Adult Care
Adult Provision and Health Integration
Care Bureau
Suite 3, Aspect Business Centre
Aspect House
Aspect Business Park
Bennerley Road
Nottingham NG6 8WR

Tel: 0115 876 3222
Email: telecare@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Other Useful Contacts

AskSARA

This website helps you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier and covers products and ideas:

  • On a range of physical and mental health topics
  • Which may help you complete tasks in a number of different household locations
  • Which may help with a range of daily activities

Please visit their website for more information: www.asksara.org.uk

Disabilities Living Centre

The centre provides advice and assessments relating to equipment and services for disabled people, older people, carers and professionals. The centre also hires out manual wheelchairs, sells RADAR keys and delivers a Scooter Safety Awareness Course. There is also an excellent training room for hire. For more information head to their website: www.dlcnotts.co.uk

To contact the centre telephone: 0115 985 5780, email info@dlcnotts.co.uk or write to:

Disabilities Living Centre
Middleton Court
Glaisdale Parkway
Bilborough
Nottingham
NG8 4GP.

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