In October 2016, telecare and community support services provider MASCOT was awarded funding from the London Fire Brigade to help increase fire safety within the borough.
This project is now underway and MASCOT is working with householders who are vulnerable for one or more of the following reasons:
MASCOT is installing monitoring equipment, which is compatible with telecare, in the homes of certain householders. For example, this might include a sensory impaired smoke alarm system that is linked to the MASCOT system (depending on the client this could be a strobe or vibrating pad). All installations include smoke detectors installed to BS5839 Standards and each installation follows the MASCOT Fire Alarm Installations procedure which helps to identify risk areas.
MASCOT staff are delivering telecare awareness sessions throughout the borough, starting with council staff and rolling out to colleagues in the voluntary sector and also to carer and service user groups.
Funding from the London Fire Brigade covered:
For more information on this project, please contact Suzette Simon, Mascot Manager, Mascot Telecare Suzette.firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8274 5931