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Assistive technology to help you live independently at home

To receive support with assistive technology you must be assessed by Adult Social Care. Careline may be a chargeable service for some people.

To contact Adult Social Care and request a discussion about your care and support needs, complete the Camden Adult Social Care Referral Form.

If you are having difficulties completing the referral form, require urgent support, or are concerned about the immediate safety of a vulnerable person, please phone Contact Camden on 020 7974 4444, and when prompted, say ‘Adult Social Care’.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology describes a wide range of equipment or devices that can help people to live independently by supporting or assisting them in daily living tasks.

In Camden, assistive technology is provided by Camden Careline.  The equipment and devices available are simple to use and many of them are operated at the press of a button. If help is needed, the equipment dials through to a control centre, so help is never far if you need it.

If the equipment triggers an emergency response, the control centre will call you to check if you need help. If you do need help, then someone from the Careline team can come to your home and help you, or they can contact a family member nearby to help you. Careline can provide advice and support on the equipment and they are also available by phone 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide reassurance if needed.

Careline provides a Silver and Gold service.

  • The Silver Service (monitoring only): If you require support, but not from emergency services (for example you cannot be reached, or have had a non-injury fall), the Careline team will get in touch with your named contact. This will often be a friend, family member or carer. The cost of this service is £4.72 per week.
  • The Gold Service (monitoring and response): As part of this service, the Careline Response Team will attend to any incident that doesn’t require the emergency services, for example if you cannot be reached, or you have had a non-injured fall. The cost of this service is £5.72 per week.

How can assistive technology support you?

Assistive technology is for anyone who wants to live independently at home. It is particularly useful for people who are:

  • immobile or unsteady on their feet
  • returning home from hospital
  • living alone with memory problems
  • victims of domestic violence
  • living with long-term conditions such as dementia, epilepsy, heart disease, learning or physical disability and sensory problems.

Assistive technology can be used in your own home, or in sheltered housing It can also be used by carers to help keep the people they care for safe.

Examples of assistive technology

Find out more about what assistive technology Careline provides to support you in your daily living tasks, and help you live independently at home. A downloadable assistive technology house shows some examples of assistive technology in a home environment.  Note that Careline may be a chargeable service for some people.

Click here to download some examples of assistive technology that can help you live independently at home.

Watch the video below to find out more about Careline and how three of our residents use assistive technology to live safely and independently. You can click on Full Screen at the bottom of the video to increase the picture size.

If you are not known to Adult Social Care, contact Careline directly for a discussion about how assistive technology can help you to live independently at home

Telephone: 020 7974 1491 (option 4)

Email: [email protected]

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