Seniors Alarm Scheme

The Seniors Alert Scheme provides grant support for the supply of alarm equipment to enable older people to live securely in their homes.

Support is available for the installation of monitored personal alarms. These connect to a national helpline via a base unit in your home. When the alarm is activated, it automatically rings a 24-hour helpline, which is open all year round. An operator talks to you and decides whether to alert a local volunteer responder or the emergency services. There is an annual fee for the monitoring service.

Equipment supplied under the scheme remains the property of the registered group and must be returned to the group if no longer needed.