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News from Herts Careline
Thanks from our customers
Our customers are telling us how much our community alarm service means to them whilst they're facing a lot of time, sometimes on their own, at home.
The flu jab – facts
Advice from the NHS website tell us:'The Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn before flu starts spreading. But you can get the vaccine later. Changes have been made to make sure it's safe for you to have the flu vaccine at GP surgeries and pharmacies. These changes include social distancing, hand washing and wearing protective equipment.'
If you have the flu, we can help
With Autumn firmly upon us, it's the time of year when the dreaded Flu does the rounds and brings suffering to many in the community. This is especially true for the older and vulnerable residents who Herts Careline monitors community alarms for.it's reassuring to know that we're here 24/7 to help you and your loved ones during this fraught period.
We're Which? accredited - leave us a review?
Did you know that we're Which? accredited?Herts Careline is a Which? Trusted Traders accredited service. Which? has been testing products and services for more than 60 years, and their Trusted Traders certification endorses local tradespeople and services.Which? Trusted Traders is the UK's largest independent consumer organisation, with a rich history of recognising and rewarding good services, products and businesses for the benefit of UK consumers. Their rigorous assessment process means that Which? are confident that we live up to our reputation and provide an excellent, trusted and fair service to our customers, a core value that we pride ourselves on.We value your feedback. If you are a customer of ours and would like to leave us a Review, please use this link.
How do I use a pendant alarm?
How to use your community pendant alarmWhen you have a community alarm installed, you'll get a lightweight, waterproof pendant alarm to wear around your neck or on a wrist strap. You simply push the emergency alarm pendant button to raise an alert. This lets you speak to a dedicated operator who will get you the help you need, day and night.
What's a key safe?
What is a key safe?A key safe is a secure metal box bolted to the outside of your home which houses a spare key. Herts Careline can supply and install this secure metal box to the outside of your home for free, which will contain an additional front door key to your property.The emergency services can get the key using a confidential code, which we will issue if you require their assistance, to gain access to your property, if needed.Landlords and housing associations are usually happy to grant permission to have a key safe fitted as long as you ask them first. In the same way, insurance companies are usually OK with this process too as long as you inform them first.They really are useful items to have.