Careline South Somerset

Careline is an emergency response system for people who need reassurance that help is at hand at the push of a button 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Careline Unit

About

 

South Somerset Careline is an emergency alarm comprising a red button worn on the wrist or around the neck, and a small alarm unit that plugs into your electricity socket and phone line..

Run by South Somerset District Council, Careline provides peace of mind and helps maintain the independence of your elderly or frail loved ones at the touch of a button.

 

 

Testimonials

"As I now live alone it gives me confidence in the home." "I can now go into the garden on my own knowing I can get help at the touch of a button." "The few times I have used the Careline in an emergency they have been fantastic." "Thank you for your system, it was a real security knowing mum was safe."

Careline Unit

How it works

 

The Careline alarm unit plugs into your electric socket and telephone line. We will visit you to install the alarm, and once it is installed it is ready for use straight away.

The easy to use system works in 3 steps:

Step 1: press the red button on your pendant or wristband and the base unit immediately connects to our 24-hour response team Step 2: an operator will answer your call and contact either your nominated key holder or the emergency services if they are needed Step 3: help will be with you as soon as possible.

Using Careline

 

You can use your Careline pendant for all sorts of reasons:

  • for when you are feeling unwell and think that you may need a doctor
  • if you’ve fallen over and can’t get up 
  • when you just need some reassurance

Whatever the reason, Careline is always there for you to use. Once you press the red button we will always act to make sure the correct help is on its way.

Careline is used by all sorts of people. From older people living alone to younger people who may feel isolated or vulnerable; from families living in a remote area to couples who want some extra independence. Whatever the reason, Careline is there for you day and night, 365 days a year.

Costs

 

Careline Hire and Monitoring  - £3.84 per week Connection and Set-up - £32.85 (one-off fee) The one-off Connection and Set-up fee is waived if on certain benefits. We also offer the following services to Careline users: Keysafe and Installation - £30.00 incl. VAT Comfort Call Service - 80p per call  

For the comfort call service we will call you on a regular basis, providing extra reassurance to you and your family that you're safe and well.

The above prices are subject to VAT, unless eligible for VAT relief due to long-term illness or disability. The keysafe and installation is not exempt from VAT.

A full list of our prices is available here Careline price list 2017-18.

Telecare items we also offer are available here Telecare items and costs.

FAQs

 

Yes. Anyone can have a Careline alarm as long as you have a landline telephone and live in the South Somerset District Council area.

No, just contact us by phone, by email, or using the contact us section if you are interested and would like to find out more. We are happy to take referrals from any agency including friends, family, neighbours, carers, hospitals, social workers and GPs.

Call us on 01935 479815, email us, or use the contact us section to arrange a free, no-obligation, demonstration.

We do. A full list of products and services is available by clicking on this link Telecare items and costs. Alternatively, you can give us a call for more information.

If we can't hear you or you can't hear us when you press your alarm, we will call you by phone. If you don't answer we will call your emergency contacts or the emergency services. We will always act on every call we receive until help is on its way.

Up to 50m, but we will always test the pendant range for your property and garden when we visit.

Many clients are exempt from VAT due to illness or disability. We will discuss this with you when you call or at your demonstration.

We are a member of the Telecare Services Association (TSA), our membership number is TSA216

No. There is no minimum contract length, although we ask all of our clients to give a month's notice if they no longer require the alarm.

If you are being discharged from hospital you will receive Careline for 6 weeks free of charge. Please ask your hospital to refer you when you are discharged. The installation fee is waived if you are on any of the following benefits: Income Support, Pension Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit.

 

 

 

 

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