Vulnerable people offered peace of mind by Cotswold Careline

Cotswold Careline

Cotswold Careline - Credit: Archant

Vulnerable people across the Cotswolds are being encouraged to sign up to Cotswold Careline, a 24 hour emergency monitoring and contact service which operates throughout the Cotswolds.

Offering round the clock access to a trained operator, the service provides subscribers with the reassurance and support they need to help them live independently in their own homes.

In the event of emergencies, situations that cause distress or in cases where a little assurance is required, subscribers have a personal transmitter which can trigger a call to the monitoring centre via a Careline alarm box where trained personnel will respond appropriately, providing the help required. After assessing the situation, the operators will offer reassurance and inform nominated contacts or, if needed, emergency services - all at the push of a button!

One Cotswolds-based woman explained the impact Cotswold Careline had on her life when concerns about her health and independence increased following a hospital discharge in 2006: “Careline has been invaluable to myself and my husband/carer Chris over the years. Giving us both peace of mind, it is reassuring to know that somebody is there is you require some help. The operators are always very helpful which gives us both reassurance if a problem comes up and are very quick in responding to a call or check-up. We live in a rural location and the Careline means we are safe in the knowledge that somebody’s there for us at the push of a button.”

Originally established by Cotswold District Council more than 25 years ago, it is now run by the Forest of Dean District Council alongside it’s pre-existing service supporting vulnerable people, Forest Linkline.

To find out more about Careline call 01594 812505 or email cotswoldcareline@fdean.gov.uk

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