Sheltered housing

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – sheltered housing

For the safety of all our residents in sheltered housing and care homes, communal halls are closed and group activities are no longer taking place.

Careline emergency home alarm

Careline is an emergency home alarm system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is available for all tenants in Thurrock who are either:

  • elderly
  • disabled
  • vulnerable
  • suffering from a chronic sickness

Careline is easy to install. We plug it into your telephone socket and a nearby electrical socket. We will also take essential details for future emergencies. The whole process takes about 30 minutes. When installed:

  • you can wear a special pendant around your neck
  • in an emergency, press the alarm button on the pendant or on your lifeline unit to call for help
  • our control centre staff will talk to you wherever you are in your home
  • you do not have to lift your telephone handset or touch the phone at all
  • even if you cannot speak we will be able to identify you and provide help
  • we will visit you or call your key holder or emergency services if necessary

You can use Careline if you:

  • have fallen and cannot get up
  • cannot move due to sudden illness
  • need urgent medical attention
  • need to urgently contact the emergency services
  • suspect you have a bogus caller
  • just need reassurance at any time

For further information and current prices contact:

Thurrock Careline Control Centre
Harty Close, Stifford Clays, Grays, RM16 2BH

: 01375 385 693