This autumn, South Somerset District Council’s Careline service is giving new customers the chance to receive one month’s free rental when you sign up to the service before 31st October.
Careline provides help at the touch of a button and gives that little extra support to people who want to remain living independently for as long as possible while bringing peace of mind to their family and friends.
The service provides an emergency alarm pendant that can be worn at all times, which links to our local control centre where emergency staff are on hand to answer calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Relatives can enjoy peace of mind that their loved ones are safe and will get an immediate response whenever they need it.
Over 2,000 elderly and vulnerable residents are already benefitting from the service, and with a special promotion available to new customers this autumn, the service will benefit even more local people.
Councillor Sylvia Seal, who has Portfolio Holder responsibilities for Operational Housing & Welfare at South Somerset District Council said, “Through offering people reassurance, we are able to help people live independently in their own homes for much longer than they may otherwise have been able to. We also provide assistance to people in that particularly vulnerable time when they first come home from hospital, which often prevents people from being re-admitted”.
A free demonstration in the home can be offered and, if you are happy with the service, our staff can connect and set up the unit immediately. Through our Stepping Stones service we provide the alarm rental free of charge for 6 weeks for patients referred to us when they are discharged from hospital.
Alarm rental and monitoring is just £3.81 a week, but if a demonstration is booked before the end of October 2015, Careline are currently offering the first month’s rental completely free. Please quote this offer when contacting Careline. We can also supply and fit a Keysafe for our customers for just £20 + VAT.
Photo attached: Cllr Sylvia Seal (Left) with Careline Manager, Alice Knight, promoting the Careline service.