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Telecare and Careline alarms

The Careline Team is working hard to make sure we continue to receive alarm calls and provide you with an excellent service during this unprecedented time.

We are currently working with other service providers to ensure our service users are assisted in the event of any emergency, and this will continue to happen using our responsible measures.

If you have been asked by an NHS Professional or have decided to isolate yourself, please can you let us know by calling 020 8594 3086. This information will enable us to provide you with the best support possible whilst limiting any risks to you and our Officers.

Coronavirus - Frequently asked questions

Will the Careline Services close during the Coronavirus pandemic?

No. The Careline Service will continue to provide a service 24 hours a day.

Will I still be able to contact the Careline Service?

Yes. You can continue to contact Careline by dialling 020 8227 3083 or 020 8594 3086. These lines are open 24 hours a day. You can also email us via careline@lbbd.gov.uk

If I have an emergency and activated my alarm for help, will the call be answered?

Yes. The Careline Team will still be available to answer alarm calls should you have an emergency.

The Careline Team will continue to assess the situation and contact the listed Contacts along with the required emergency service if required.

Will the Careline Service come out and respond to me at home during the Coronavirus pandemic?

No. Careline Officers will not be responding and attending to service user’s homes during the pandemic. This step is taken to safeguard our service users and employees limiting any risk of spreading the infection. We will get you help in the event of an emergency by passing the details onto the emergency services.

Will the Careline Service continue taking new referrals?

Yes. The Careline Service will still be taking new referrals, however these will be assessed and prioritised depending on the level of urgency.

Will the Careline Service continue assessing Service Users and providing equipment?

Yes. The Careline Service will continue to assess service users and provide equipment. Assessments will be carried out via telephone and equipment will be delivered to the service users homes. Equipment will be provided with an easy to follow self-installation guide.

Service users can dial 020 8227 3083 or 020 8594 3086 should they require assistance.

Telecare

Telecare is monitoring equipment that can be installed in your home if you have a disability or are an older person. It covers a range of items from simple pendant alarms that alert a call centre when pressed to more complicated systems that monitor health conditions.

For more information contact the Adult Triage Team on 020 8227 2915.

Careline

Careline is a 24 hour emergency call system. If you're an older person or have a disability, Careline alarms can help you to live independently and safely in your own home.

Tec quality certificationCareline costs

The costs below are for the basic alarm, and pendant and include assessment, installation, monitoring and responding services. Payments are charged on a quarterly basis.

The quarterly cost is £51.24

Residents may be eligible for Careline services for free if they are:

  • a London Borough of Barking and Dagenham resident
  • receive guaranteed pension credit or ESA (if working age) along with housing benefit and/or Council Tax benefit

Paying your Careline invoice

COVID-19 - If you cannot make payments that are due and are experiencing difficulty as a result of a reduction in your income, illness or caring responsibilities, please contact us by emailing income@lbbd.gov.uk or call 0208 227 3597. 

COVID-19 support, information and advice 


Invoices are due immediately. If you're not able to pay immediately, in some cases we can agree to accept instalments. To discuss instalment repayment contact the General Income Section.

General Income Section

Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking IG11 8HE

020 8227 3597

income@lbbd.gov.uk

Any other queries relating to your invoice should be directed to Careline.

Careline

020 8227 3083

careline@lbbd.gov.uk

Pay online

You can pay online using a credit or debit card. You will need to enter your 8 digit invoice number, which can be found on the invoice we sent you.

Pay your Careline invoice online

Pay by telephone

You can pay by telephone using a credit or debit card. You'll need to enter your 8 digit invoice number, which can be found on the invoice we sent you.

020 8227 2050

Pay at a bank

You can pay at any bank using the payment slip at the bottom of your invoice. Some banks make a charge for this service. Allow five working days for your payment to reach us.

Standing orders and bank transfers

Payments can be made by bank transfer and standing order. Contact your bank and quote your 8 digit invoice number, and give them our bank details.

Bank: Lloyds TSB

Account number: 01526028

Sort code: 30 00 02

If you don’t pay your invoice

COVID-19 - If you cannot make payments that are due and are experiencing difficulty as a result of a reduction in your income, illness or caring responsibilities, please contact us by emailing income@lbbd.gov.uk or call 0208 227 3597. 

COVID-19 support, information and advice 


If payment is not received on time, further action may be taken. To avoid this, contact the General Income Section.

General Income Section

Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking IG11 8HE

020 8227 3597

income@lbbd.gov.uk

In order to recover payment for telecare and careline alarms, further action can include but is not limited to:

  • county court judgement: this could severely affect your credit rating and may affect your ability to get loans, including mortgages, credit cards, store cards and increases in credit limits, which will result in further costs to you
  • third party debt order: this prevents you from taking money out of your bank/building society account until the debt has been settled
  • charging order: this prevents you from selling assets such as property, investments or land, without paying what is owed; we can apply to the court for an order allowing the forced sale of property once a charging order is agreed

Apply for a Careline alarm

Before nominating an emergency keyholder contact you should confirm with them that they're aware of their responsibilities.

The keyholder must live nearby and may be called any time of the day or night, so do not ask elderly or frail persons to act as key holders.

Client details

Client name
Address

Medical details

Doctor or health clinic address
Telephone number

Referrer details


Referrer details

Referrer name
Telephone number
Email address

Emergency keyholder contact details

Before nominating the emergency keyholder contact, the referrer should confirm with them that they are aware of their responsibilities.

The keyholder must live nearby and may be called any time of the day or night, so do not ask elderly or frail persons to act as key holders.

Keyholder name
Telephone number

Mobile number
Relationship to the client

I, the referrer, confirm that the emergency keyholder contact has been made aware of their responsibilities.
 


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