Case study - how equipment helped Adrian


Adrian has learning disabilities. He is a vulnerable adult who has now been able to start living alone in the community. He lives in a flat which is accessed via a balcony. Shortly after Adrian's arrival in that flat, his neighbour, whose door he has to pass to get to his front door, began gaining entry once he knew Adrian was in, and abusing him. The police eventually advised that he should be moved to Council-supervised care, at an initial cost of 1000/week as they could no longer protect him.

In addition to the usual set-up, NeAT installed a bogus caller button and a couple of memo minders to remind Adrian, when the door bell rang to put the chain on before opening it. The first few times after this, the neighbour tried to ain entry and was unable to. He was quickly put off continuing to try when he heard the Control Centre conversation with Adrian, initiated by the bogus caller button.

Now Adrian is able to continue living on his own and not in institutional care, at substantial saving to the Council and PCT.

To view similar telecare devices to those mentioned in the casestudy click on the pictures below:

The above bogus caller button needs to be connected to a help centre via a control box: