Celebrating 30 years of Call Care support

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

The Borough Council’s Call Care service is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an afternoon tea at the Guildhall, on Friday, 26 May.

The new Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Gareth Eales, will join Call Care customers and residents at the event to celebrate the service, which was opened in 1987 by the Earl and Countess Spencer.

Call Care is a Council operated community alarm service that provides peace of mind and continued independence to over 4,500 elderly and vulnerable residents in the town.

At the pull of a cord or press of a button residents can speak to a control operator about issues from reporting a smoke detector sounding to calling about an illness or emergency

Cllr Stephen Hibbert, the Council’s cabinet member for housing said: "We’re delighted to be celebrating Call Care’s 30 year milestone. It’s a really important service that offers elderly and vulnerable people a sense of security and can make the difference between someone being able to continue to live independently and in their own home, or not.

"As a Council, we are committed to giving people flexible housing options and Call Care is a vital part of support we offer to give peace of mind to tenants and their families who are comforted by help being at hand 24 hours a day.”

Please visit our website for more information about Call Care.