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Charnwood Lifeline

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Supports independent living and provides peace of mind

What is it?

  • monitoring/alert call emergency response 24 hours per day 7 days a week every week
  • on call warden 24 hours per day 7 days a week every week
  • a wearable pendant or wristband, alarm unit and key safe
  • gives increased independence, confidence and security in the comfort of your own home
  • managed by Charnwood Borough Council

Who qualifies for it?

There are no qualifying criterias for accessing the service. Regardless of your age or your circumstances, if you feel the Lifeline service is right for you, there is no reason why you can't use the service.

What does it cost?

£30  one-off installation fee
£52.80 per quarter lifeline alarm and key safe

£0.58 pence per day

£7.80 per quarter fall detector - if required

£0.08 pence per day

The lifeline alarm charge can be reduced if you are eligible for a Home Safety Grant.

All you need to get started is a live landline telephone point and an electrical plug socket which we can use to power the Lifeline alarm unit. It does not affect your existing telephone or internet connection.

If you want a free, no obligation demonstration of Lifeline in your own home you can book an appointment below.

Book your free Lifeline demonstration

Watch the video below to find out how Lifeline helped Jack, 86 from Shepshed and his family: 

If you cannot see the video above, you can also view it on our YouTube page.

What is included?


  • Lifeline alarm unit – including all the cables and power supplies
  • Lifeline pendant – including a lanyard for wearing around your neck or wristband if preferred
  • Secure coded key safe – a secure coded box which holds a spare key to your property
  • 24 hour on call Warden – 365 days per year
  • 24 hour monitoring/alert call response 365 days per year

We encourage all our customers to allow us to fit a key safe to ensure quick access to the emergency services or one of our on-call wardens when needed.

Fall Detector

  • Fall Detector device
  • Can be worn on your wrist or as a pendant
  • Choice of two models
  • 24 hour on call warden 365 days per year
  • 24 hour monitoring/alert call response 365 days per year

You can read full product descriptions for the three detectors available. You can also read about our smoke detectors, which are also available.

How does it work? 

You are given a pendant to wear, usually round your neck, which you can activate if you need help for example if you have had a fall or are feeling unwell such as dizziness or short of breath or any severe chest pains.

Once an alarm is raised our local operators in Loughborough will call you to check if you are okay and see if you need any further assistance.  If you do not answer they will then get in touch with the named contact you give us or send a warden to your home to check that you are okay. If necessary our operators will notify the emergency services to ensure your safety.

A secure coded key safe is provided so that our warden or the emergency services can get into your home quickly if needed.

If you are more at risk of falling you can also ask to have one of our Fall Detectors. These devices provide extra confidence and peace of mind as it can detect if you were upright before and have suddenly fallen and are lying on the floor and are unable to get back up.

If you are unable to press the alarm and don’t go back to an upright position it can be set to automatically send an alarm to our local operators in Loughborough. 

How do I get it?

You can arrange for a free no obligation demonstration in your home, the demonstration takes approximately 90 minutes.

On the day of your appointment, if you want to go ahead with the service you are welcome to keep the equipment, giving you instant access and peace of mind and no need for a second appointment.

If you have any more queries regarding this service, please contact the Charnwood Lifeline team on 01509 643970 or via the form. Just click the link below.

Contact the Lifeline Team

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