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Community Alarm Service

A community alarm will be a particular benefit to older residents or those with disabilities. For many the telephone is their only means of contact with friends, relatives or neighbours.

But in a crisis, it's often difficult to locate or reach the phone to dial the number. Perhaps the phone is in another room, or it's hard to decide in an emergency just who to call.

A community alarm takes away these worries as it allows you to call for help at the touch of a button, either on the unit or using the pendant worn round your neck. Because of the alarm's sensitive microphone and powerful speaker you are able to speak to the operator on the end of the phone line wherever you are around your home. This allows you to move freely around your house confident that in an emergency help can be summoned.

Residents living in South Anglia Housing Association properties are able to receive a community alarm service directly from them. If you are interested in learning more about their service or obtaining a community alarm please get in touch with Broadlink Alarms directly using the contact details provided below.

Broadlink Alarms
Tel: 01603 703555
Email: broadlink@circle.org.uk

If you live in your own property or rent from a private or other social landlord you can arrange a community alarm and other telecare services from Hertfordshire Careline. Services can be up and running within a matter of a few days, there is no initial outlay or long term contract and in contrast to other forms of care, the cost of the service is very modest.

For more information about this community alarm and telecare service call 0300 999 2999, visit Herts Careline or email careline@north-herts.co.uk

There are also many other private providers of community alarms.

For further advice is available on the Age UK website or you can call 0800 169 6565.

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