Technology to Help You

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology, also known as Telecare, 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)

Who can get equipment?

Equipment is available for adults and disabled children who have a level of disability or frailty which means they may not be fully independent in their activities in their daily life such as, cooking and eating, bathing, getting dressed and toileting.

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.  You can also contact directly to request a package of equipment / service to be set up.

Assistive Technology Service

Nottingham on Call
Nottingham City Homes
Harvey Road
Bilborough
NG8 3BB

Tel: 0115 746 9010 
Email: atservice@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk

Website: www.nottinghamoncall.com

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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