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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.

Contact Adult Social Care

Telephone: 020 7974 4000 (option 1)

Email: adultsocialcare@camden.gov.uk

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 the Careline Telecare team.  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.

Who does it help?

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.

If you are known to Adult Social Care a social worker can make a referral for you

Contact Adult Social Care to discuss a referral for assistive technology or to get more information and advice

Telephone: 020 7972 4000 (option 1)

Email: adultsocialcare@camden.gov.uk

If you are not known to Adult Social Care you can contact Careline directly

Telephone: 020 7974 1491 (option 4)

Email: carelinetelecareadmin@camden.gov.uk

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