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Personal alarms for the elderly

Personal Alarms for the Elderly

24/7 help at the touch of a button

Our personal alarm service helps elderly loved ones remain independent in the home they love, safe in the knowledge that help is just the touch of a button away.

Order online to join the 70,000 people we already help to live independently in their own homes.

Peace of mind starts from £3.80 per week.

Trusted by our alarm users and their families

How our elderly personal alarms work

The personal alarm can be worn discreetly as a bracelet, wristband or pendant.

The alarm base unit detects when the button on the personal alarm bracelet or pendant is pressed and quickly connects to our 24-hour Emergency Resolution Centres in the UK:

  • The response team will know who you are and will have access to any medical information you have shared with us.
  • The response team will try and speak with you over the alarm’s speaker to assess the situation.
  • The trained and experienced response team can provide help and advice or contact your keyholders or the emergency services on your behalf.
  • Even if you are not able to speak, by pressing the alarm button we'll know who you are and where you are calling from so can direct support to you very quickly.
  • The alarms work in the home and garden, up to 75 metres (246 ft) away from the base unit, and are water resistant so you can be confident of support when you require it. **

Watch our video to find out more

Personal alarms
Save £99 when you order self-connect

Save £99 when you order the self-connect package.

Or choose the We-Connect option to have a Telecare Consultant set-up and demonstrate the personal alarm service.

Personal alarm calls
5 seconds average response time

With an average personal alarm call response time of just 5 seconds, you and your family members can be confident you’ll receive the support you deserve. **

Personal alarm recommendations
4.8 out of 5 TrustPilot score

99% of our customers say they like the security of knowing someone is always there. *

We have been providing personal alarm services for the elderly for over 30 years and are audited annually by the Telecare Services Association.

What our customer say
Personal alarms and panic buttons

"I would say its a minimal cost for the peace of mind it gives you." *

Personal alarm customer review

"If they are considering buying one I would say just do it because its such a good thing for little money." *

Independent living with a personal alarm

"I would definitely say go for it for peace of mind, and the cost is small. It also gives the rest of the family peace of mind." *

Personal alarm pendants for the elderly

Simple prices and no hidden charges

There are no complicated requirements or hidden charges with our personal alarm services.

One-off registration fee  £69 
Subscription  £3.80 per week 
Self-Connect   No charge
Delivery Free next day delivery 

If you, or the person who you are purchasing the alarm service for, are chronically sick or disabled then you may not have to pay VAT on your personal alarm service.

Our personal alarm units are easy to set-up or our Telecare Consultants can connect the device in your home on your behalf for a one-off cost of £99. 

You can order quickly and easily online or call us on 0800 085 7371 if you prefer. We are happy to help or answer any queries you may have.

Medical helplines for elderly

Add our medical helplines to your package

You can get expert support from our qualified nurses and trained pharmacists by adding our medical helplines to your personal alarm package for an additional 30p per week. 

  • Speak to a nurse 24 hours a day about any concern or question you may have about your health or wellbeing.
  • If you have a question or concern about your medication or prescriptions, you can call a pharmacist 7 days a week.

Have the confidence your elderly loved ones can live independently in their own home. To add our medical helplines, please call us on 0800 085 7371.

Personal alarms for the elderly provide reassurance and support

We're here when you need us

Our services can be a real lifesaver to people of all ages and all walks of life. It doesn't matter whether you live alone or with a partner, most of us will at some point need a helping hand.

Our personal alarm service for the elderly is particularly helpful if you:

  • Want the reassurance you can get help 24/7.
  • Have friends or family members who worry about you.
  • Have recently left hospital, or know you are due to have an operation and may need help when you return home.
  • Have suffered a fall, or are worried that you are getting a little unsteady on your feet.
  • Suffer from a short or long term illness.

Read how we helped Dion Austin's mother when she suffered a fall

How to connect your personal alarm

Elderly personal alarm features

  • Easy to use emergency button with support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Discreet and lightweight alarm pendant, can be worn around the neck or on the wrist as a bracelet.
  • High quality two-way speaker that is audible from different rooms in the house.
  • Our pendant alarms work up to 75 metres (246 ft) away from the alarm unit, so you can go about your daily life knowing it will work anywhere in your home. ***
  • Simple to set-up. The personal alarm unit is ready for use from the moment it's plugged in.
  • No need to worry about the battery running out. It has a daily battery self-test and low battery warning.
  • No complicated requirements or hidden charges. If you change your mind, you can cancel within 14 days of purchase.
  • Enhance your elderly personal alarm service by adding the medical helpline and medication information service.
Customer recommendations

"In my view, your service is very efficient and professional in every respect and represents excellent value for money."
Mr Attle, October 2017

"The staff were very pleasant and helpful. My daughter fitted the alarm unit easily."
Mrs Wharfe, October 2017

"We tried others - not easy to install and use. We were very pleased when we got in touch with you."
Mrs Jones, November 2017

Your questions answered

You can order easily online or over the phone by calling 0800 085 7371. You can choose whether to add a key safe, an additional user and whether you would like one of our advisors to set-up the alarm for you.

If you would like to add any of our other products to your order, call us on 0800 085 7371. Our lines our open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm.

We offer free next day delivery to all postcodes in England and Wales for self-install orders received by 1pm, Monday to Friday. This means you and your family can quickly benefit from the peace of mind that our personal alarm service provides.

If you prefer, you can nominate a day for your delivery or pay an additional £4.99 for Saturday delivery.

We will confirm when your order has been dispatched by SMS message to your mobile, or by email if you have not provided a mobile number. We will also send you an SMS message or email when your order is due to be delivered.

For those areas of the UK that we cannot deliver to within 24 hours, we offer a 48 hour delivery instead.

If you order We-Connect, one of our team will call you within one working day to arrange a suitable time for the installation. We offer morning or afternoon appointments and can normally install your alarm within five working days. Our Telecare Consultant will bring everything with them and install your personal alarm at the time we've agreed.

Our 3-in-1 personal alarm service includes a medical support line and a medication information service. You can get expert support from our qualified nurses and trained pharmacists for an additional 30p per week when you add the helplines to your personal alarm service.

To order the 3-in-1 personal alarm service, or add the helplines to your existing personal alarm service, call us on 0800 085 7371.

The alarm unit is really easy to assemble. Delivery is free of charge. All you need is a modern phone socket and a mains electricity socket nearby (within 10 feet).

To get help to you as quickly as possible, we recommend you have two keyholders within 30 minutes or a key safe. A keyholder is someone who has keys to your home and can come to your assistance if needed. This means there is always a way to get help to you, whenever you need it.

We can supply a key safe when you order your personal alarm.

One of our friendly advisors can set everything up for you. This service costs £99 and you can add it to your order when you purchase online. If you prefer to order by telephone, just let us know when you call 0800 085 7371.

If you, or the person who you are purchasing the alarm service for, have a condition that requires regular medication such as arthritis, diabetes, or high blood pressure, or are registered disabled, you may qualify for VAT exemption.

Even if you're not able to speak, when you press the pendant alarm we’ll always know who you are, and where you’re calling from. This means we can direct support to you very quickly by calling your emergency contacts or the emergency services.

Over 70,000 people already rely on us to help them live independently and 100% of our customers tell us they are satisfied with our service. *

Our personal alarm service is reliable and easy to use, and you can enhance your package with our medical helpline.

Over 1,000 new customers join us each month and we handled over 25,000 emergency alarm calls last year. We are audited annually by the Telecare Services Association (TSA) so you can be sure our services are fully accredited and will give you first class support.

You have the right to cancel within 14 days of purchase. There are no complicated requirements or hidden charges.

We recommend you have a broadband filter on each telephone socket that is in use. Broadband filters are widely available from electrical stores, online or from your broadband provider.

If you do not have a telephone landline, you can still benefit from our 24 hour monitoring service with a GPS personal alarm.

Support and Advice
Key safe with personal alarm
Add a key safe to your personal alarm

A key safe is a simple and secure way to store a door key and provide the emergency services with convenient and immediate access to your home. Add a key safe to your personal alarm service.

Elderly home care
Talking about care options

It can be difficult to know when to talk to your parents about plans for their future. Read our guide to talking about elderly care and support to help you have a relaxed discussion around what they would prefer.

Personal alarm with GPS
GPS personal alarms

If you don't have a telephone landline, or want peace of mind that you can get help when you are out and about, then our GPS personal alarm is the solution. Find out about personal alarms with GPS.

† Price excludes VAT which will be added at 20% where the customer is not eligible for zero rating. Installation services not available in Scotland, Isle of Man or the Scilly Islands. Subscription fee collected monthly. Free next day delivery available in England and Wales for self-install orders received before 1pm, Mon - Fri.
* Customer research, October 2017. TrustPilot score from January 2020.
** December 2019 Emergency Resolution Centre call statistics.
*** Range will vary according to environment. Figure quoted is from original equipment manufacturer's specification. Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only. Personal alarm models may differ.

Ready to order?

You can order your elderly personal alarm online, quickly and easily.

If you have any questions about our personal alarm and telecare services, please get in touch. We're happy to help!

Call 0800 085 7371