What is assistive technology?
The term assistive technology refers device or system that allows an individual to live independently in their home.
- Who can beneift from assistive technolgy?
- What are the benefits?
Carephone home safety service
A Carephone is a special unit that plugs into your telephone line and can dial for help when you need it.
It calls the Carephone Home Safety Service and a trained member of our team will answer the call 24 hours a day, every day.
They will talk to you via your Carephone and if you need help they will take the or the emergency services.
How much does it cost?
The equipment that we supply is provided free of charge and there is no installation or maintenance fee. However depending upon your financial circumstances you may have to pay a monitoring fee.
A standard carephone package includes smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. The monitoring fee for this package is £4.00 per week. The monitoring fee for a standard carephone package which has been enhanced by one or more pieces of additional equipment is £4.20 per week
As well as your pendant there are many different types of sensors which can connect to your Carephone. They each perform different "jobs" and help people in different ways. These sensors are not provided to everyone, they are only provided to people who need that particular type of sensor.
Contact Kirklees Council - Gateway to care
- Gateway to care
- 30 Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HG
- 01484 414933
- Text "Gateway" and your question to 07781482931
- Gateway to care enquiry form