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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Community alarm

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A service to help keep you safe in your home by connecting you with a call centre if you need help. An alarm is installed in your home via your telephone line, and you will be given a button to press if you need assistance. The button may be on a pendant that you can wear, so it is always on you. Call centre staff are on duty 24 hours a day and can call a member of your family or the emergency services. The service is likely to be organised by your local council, and you may have to pay towards it.

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