Community Occupational Therapy Service
What is Community Occupational Therapy?
A community Occupational Therapist will assess people’s ability to manage their personal care and tasks around the home and provide a range of equipment that can assist and enable vulnerable people to remain independent in their own homes. For more comprehensive information.
Please refer to the Occupational Therapy page located on the left hand side of the page.
Social Services - Community Alarms and Telecare
Anyone who may need to summon help quickly or, seek advice and reassurance at any time of day or night from anywhere within the home or garden can apply for a Lifeline Unit (Community Alarm). You can be a tenant, owner/occupier, living with family, elderly, disabled or vulnerable.
In the event of an emergency, just one press of the alarm button will connect you to the Control Room where the Operator is able to identify who is calling and from where.
Anyone can apply for a Lifeline Unit, it is not just for the elderly. You can be a tenant, an owner/occupier or living with family, Lifeline is available to anyone who may need to summon help urgently who lives in the Merthyr Tydfil CBC.
Telecare is a Service that can assist and enable vulnerable people to remain independent in their own homes, Telecare consists of remote sensors that are discreetly placed around the home, they will alert the Monitoring Centre , Family members or Carers that there is a problem.
Please refer to 'Services for Older people' on the main Health & Social Care page, this will refer you to 'Social Services - Community Alarms and Telecare' section.