Community Alarm Service
(please scroll to bottom of page for information on
Sheltered Accommodation for Older People)
The Homelink Service provided by
Barrow Borough Council closed in April 2012.
However, Cumbria Adult Social Care is able to offer a range of
options which include:
Support through a Telecare
Prevention Service provided through Adult Social Care and delivered
by VNC Lifeline. The service available will
- 24 hour, seven days per week
telephone monitoring service based on a family and friends response
- Equipment, provided by Adult Social
Care, will include a base unit, pendant, and smoke alarm.
- There will be a weekly service charge
of £1.81, payable to VNC Lifeline.
A Telecare Service could be offered to
residents if they already have a care/support package with Adult
Social Care, and will include all of the above equipment and any
additional equipment currently available that may be of
Telecare equipment would be installed
by VNC Lifeline and Barrow Borough Council will disconnect any
existing alarm equipment already installed.
How do I get a Telecare Unit through
Adult Social Care?
If you already have a social worker or
occupational therapist, please ask them about Telecare.
If you do not have a social worker,
please contact the local Adult Social Care office on (01229)
407444 or 407446 or email email@example.com
If you prefer you can ask someone else to contact Adult Social Care
on your behalf.
For further information on Telecare
please read the booklet Telecare in
Cumbria or click on
Age UK can also offer additional
advice and support http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/
Sheltered Accommodation for Older
The Housing Service provides
accommodation at Eamont Close and parts of Dalton for older
people. These properties have the benefit of a community
alarm service and housing support provided in conjunction with
Cumbria Adult Care Services. There are also properties
suitable for older people elsewhere in the Borough.
For further details, please talk to a
member of our Housing Options Team on (01229) 876302 or