Community alarms and alert services
Assistive technology provides a range of technological devices such as alarms and detectors to support people and their carers to help in everyday living and alerting people to dangers such as fires. You can contact our Assistive Technology Telehealthcare team for information and advice.
There are various community alarm services in Cambridgeshire (sometimes referred to as Lifeline/Life Line). A community alarm is a pendant alarm in your home which, when pressed, contacts a response centre to notify the service that you need help. A community alarm service can contact the emergency services and arrange for a GP, district nurse, next of kin, or named key holder to visit or help you. Some providers also offer a Key Safe so that trusted people can access your home in an emergency.
Enhanced Response Service
If you have a community alarm or lifeline, you can benefit from non emergency support from the Enhanced Response Service