Telecare- Monmouthshire County Council

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This project made provision for a Telecare service in Monmouthshire County Council area. It comprised a Manager and Support staff togerher with the installation of telecare monitoring equipment that included:

Bed sensors,
Smoke Detectors,
Carbon Monoxde Detectors,
Heat Detectors,
Epilpsey Sensors,
Falls Detectors.

The project ran between 2007 and concluded in 2010 in this format. 

  • Lessons learnt
  • Outcomes

Lack of funding, reluctance of service users to both fund the service and also acknowledge that the service is necessary, lack of pooled budgets, rural locality, lack of mobile/broadband signal.

Reduces social isolation, allows individuals to remain living at home independent and securely. Provides peace of mind that should an emergency arise help can be at hand.