The Carer Equipment Service can help carers to access equipment and assistive technology to help maintain and enhance independence and peace of mind in their caring roles.  

Carers Support Carer Equipment Service

Our team is available to help discuss your caring situation and help you choose and access the equipment that is right for you and the person you care for.

West Sussex County Council 13 week free trial

In addition to our Carer Equipment Service, we can also refer carers to a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County Council and NHS West Sussex.  Examples of the equipment available include, Lifeline Unit and Pendant, Key Safe, Falls Detectors, GPS Trackers and Lifestyle Monitoring System.

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GPS Tracker GL200

Product Description: This is a small, simple, easy to use device (no buttons) which is ideal for people with dementia who need to be located by carers, relatives or friends. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County [...]

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Gem Button

Product Description: Useful alternative to a Pull Cord.  Wireless buttons can be placed around the home and used to trigger a Lifeline Unit.  Can also be mounted onto the arm or side of a wheelchair. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded [...]

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Flood Detector

Product Description: A flood detector provides an early warning of flood situations, such as taps being left on.  The flood detector is placed on a flat surface close to a bath, wash basin, toilet or sink.  The detector works when as little as 1mm of water is detected and can be [...]

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Extreme Temperature Sensor

Product Description: The temperature extreme sensor monitors for excessively high and/or low temperatures and a rapid rise in temperature. It is typically installed on the ceiling or wall of a kitchen. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex [...]

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Erica Door Chain

Product Description: ERICA (External Release Internal Chain Access) solves the problem of gaining access to the inside of a property when the person inside cannot get to the door to release the chain.  It can be fitted in exactly the same way and same position as with a conventional chain, [...]

2018-01-25T12:13:43+01:00

Epilepsy Sensor

Product Description: This equipment is a movement sensor. It is suitable for adults, children and babies.  The sensor is placed under the mattress, about shoulder height.  During a convulsive Tonic/Clonic seizure (stiffening then jerking) the sensor identifies the unusual prolonged movements.  Seizure movement can be detected as quickly as 5 [...]

2018-01-25T12:16:55+01:00

Enuresis Sensor

Product Description: This is a cotton sensor that is placed under a bed sheet to detect incontinence.  It has been designed to offer the user the maximum level of comfort and discretion.  It is machine washable and tumble dry safe.   It would be connected to a portable pager to receive [...]

2018-01-25T12:19:48+01:00

Door Locking Chain

Product Description: This door chain allows you to speak to callers and check their identity before giving them access to your home.  Once the door is unlocked and ajar, the key is inserted into the lock to release the chain and open the door fully.  On closing the door, the [...]

2018-01-24T15:49:06+01:00

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Product Description: This equipment detects the presence of the carbon monoxide (CO) gas in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.  The detector can be connected to a Lifeline Unit. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County Council and [...]

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Chair Occupancy Sensor

Product Description: This equipment consist of a chair mat that is placed under the seat cushion which can provide an early warning alert that your cared for person has left their chair and has not returned within a pre-set time period.  It can be connected to  a monitoring centre via a  [...]

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Canary

Product Description: This is a discreet, easy to install monitoring and notification system that provides round the clock reassurance to family members and friends whilst allowing the older or vulnerable person to stay independent.  It works by monitoring movement and temperature levels within the home.  It doesn’t use cameras or [...]

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Cadex Watch

Product Description: The Cadex Watch reminds the user with a repeated ‘beep’ when they have to take medication or what they have to do at pre-programmed times.  The databank holds valuable information for both the user and emergency services in the event of an adverse medical episode, for example, an [...]

2018-01-25T12:31:26+01:00

Bogus Caller Panic Alarm

Product Description: This is very useful where there is the possibility someone may be subject to domestic/physical abuse and may need to call for assistance quickly but discreetly.  As the Bogus Caller Alarm, it is a peripheral sensor which triggers a Lifeline Unit.  A Lifeline Unit must be in place for [...]

2018-01-25T12:34:36+01:00

Big Red Jelly Bean Switch

Product Description: This is a robust switch to be used as an alternative to the MyAmie Pendant.  It works in conjunction with the Lifeline Unit to help people with dexterity problems. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County [...]

2018-01-24T15:31:13+01:00

Big Button Telephone

Product Description: This telephone is ideal for people who are partially sighted.  The phone has very large black buttons with contrasting white numbers so they are easier to see. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County Council [...]

2018-01-25T12:37:52+01:00

Bed Occupancy Sensor

Product Description: The bed occupancy sensor consists of a bed pressure pad, which is placed underneath the mattress of the user.   It can either be linked to a monitoring centre via a Lifeline Unit to aid independent  living, or to a portable pager.  Should the user get out of bed and [...]

2018-01-25T12:41:10+01:00

Assistive Listening Equipment

Product Description: This equipment is helpful to people with hearing loss; whether that be the carer or the person they care for.  They help people with hearing loss to notice signals in their homes, for example: the doorbell, the telephone, a baby monitor, a smoke alarm, etc. This piece [...]

2018-01-24T15:11:40+01:00

Pressure Mat

Product Description: The Pressure Mat can be used for inactivity and intruder monitoring. It monitors movement in specific areas and is activated when someone walks on it. Particularly helpful for people with dementia. This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by [...]