Telecare

Overview

Telecare is care that uses technology to provide help and support to older and vulnerable people at a distance.

Sensors are placed in your home to help you stay safe and independent for longer.

You can live at home with 24 hours' support. The sensors will raise an alarm to alert friends, family members or the emergency services when you need help.

Telecare in your home can offer you:

  • protection at home
  • the chance to stay independent
  • support so family members and carers can be sure that you are safe at home
  • a choice in your care

Find out more at NHS Choices: Telecare and alarms.

Getting telecare

You can get telecare if you meet our criteria and if:

  • you have had a fall
  • you have a fire or flood in your property
  • you have forgotten to take your medication
  • you feel unsafe at home

Telecare in Thurrock

Contact us for more information about telecare in Thurrock.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000

: thurrock.first@thurrock.gov.uk

Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.