Assistive Living Technologies


Technology to help you live independently at home

Assistive living technology from our Independent Living at Home Service offers an alternative to home care and residential care for people who need support to live independently in their own home for longer.

Knowing help is always available puts your mind at rest as well as making you feel safe, and helps you live independently.

Take a look at our video guides for more information.

How a Telecare alarm works

The alarm is a pendant that you can wear on your wrist, around your neck, or just keep close to you.

If you need help, push the button on your pendant and this will put you through to our 24 hour monitoring centre. When your alarm goes off, we'll call to check what's wrong and what support you need.

If we can’t hear you or you don’t answer our call, we'll contact your next of kin and ask them to check on you. If we can't contact a next of kin, we'll come out to make sure you're safe. In urgent situations, we'll also call the emergency services on your behalf.

Remote monitors

In addition to the alarm pendant, we offer a range of remote monitors that automatically raise an alert if you're at risk in your home. These can alert us to:

  • fire
  • carbon monoxide
  • extreme changes in temperature
  • a fall in your home
  • floods
  • bogus callers

Available equipment also includes:

  • medication reminders
  • door sensors
  • bed and chair sensors

Benefits of a Telecare alarm

  • Instant response - we will respond to your call and get the help you need, when you need it
  • Personal service - we offer a friendly and dignified service
  • We won't leave you - we will ensure that help arrives
  • Complete reassurance - 24 hour link to the monitoring centre
  • Easy installation - we will fit and demonstrate the equipment at a convenient time for you

Help via your own mobile phone

You can also receive our monitoring service via your own mobile phone, either as an add-on to Telecare or we can set up a speed dial for you. You'll have peace of mind knowing you can contact someone if you need help, either at home or when you're out and about.


How much it costs
The cost of Telecare ranges from £2.89 a week to £4.29 a week for one person   For information about charges, or for a free trial, call (01226) 775671.
The packages available include:

Safe and secure at home: £4.20 - £4.75 a week

Safe and well at home with medication support: £5.25 a week

Falls package: £5.25 a week

Memory package: £5.25 a week

There's a small additional charge for some devices depending on your circumstances. We'll advise you how much your individual package will cost when you get in touch with us.
You can find out more about Telecare at our online store, where you can see an interactive house that shows how our solutions can help you around the home. 

How to apply

If you'd like a demonstration of the service, call us on (01226) 775671. We can visit you at your home or a place of your choice, at a time that's convenient to you.

To apply for Telecare fill in our online form below. We'll then contact you within one working day.

Apply for Telecare

Professional referrals

To refer a client for assistive living technology fill on our referral form for professionals below.

Refer a client for Telecare

Further supporting information is available in our Telecare Referral Guide.

Service Details

Beevor Court 1, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1HG (directions displayed on map)
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Service Type:
Care and support at home
Services intended for:
  • Adults
  • Carers
  • People with Dementia or Alzheimers
  • People at risk of domestic abuse
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with a mental health problem
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • Young people
Opening times:
From £2.89 per week dependant on package
Age Groups:
  • Adults
  • Older people
  • Young adults
Supports people with challenging behaviour:
Supports people with mental health care:
Supports people with palliative care:

This page was last updated on 05 March 2019

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Contact Details

General contact details
01226 775671