Low cost, no means testing, quick turnaround
Access to this service is not means tested.
There is a substantially subsidised monthly charge of £3.25 a week (the same price as just a community alarm) – this covers the cost of monitoring calls, equipment maintenance and an Emergency Response Fallback Responder Service. This is substantially lower than other providers.
There are no installation or equipment costs. Our installation partners Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) can have the service in place within 14 days, often sooner in certain circumstances.
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) is a charitable social enterprise set up in 2007 to deliver meals on wheels to older and vulnerable residents across the county. In just 10 years, HILS has expanded its workforce (from just 7 to 200 people) and the range of services it offers. In addition to hot meals and food packs, HILS now also provides free health and nutrition support, runs dementia clubs and a community centre in St Albans. To find out more, simply visit the HILS website.