Care Phones

Care phones are personal alarms worn on your wrist or around your neck that, when activated, alert a 24 hour response centre. The Legion can install care phones free of charge to Service and ex- Service personnel.

Extra security and peace of mind

Also known as a 'personal alarm', a care phone is a telephone-based unit that summons help to your home in an emergency. It serves as extra protection in your home to provide reassurance and support, especially if you:

  • Are infirm or disabled
  • Recently left hospital
  • Have been victimised
  • Are a victim of burglary
  • Live in an area with high crime levels
  • Live alone.

Help at the touch of a button

The unit is activated by pressing a button worn on your wrist or around your neck. This sends your details to a 24-hour response centre, where a friendly operator will assess the situation and send the emergency services to you if required.

How do I apply for a care phone?

If you are a Royal British Legion beneficiary, the Legion's Handy Vans Service can install a care phone for you - free of charge.

Simply call 0808 802 8080 for more information.


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