The supplier(s) will manage and operate a monitoring centre which will be available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.
The monitoring centre will contain appropriately trained call handlers to monitor, triage and respond to citizen’s calls and alerts received by the mobile response centre, from the adults’ care technology.
The monitoring centre will respond proactively, but also reactively, to events, behaviour, patterns and anomalies that are monitored, through a combination of automated and human contact (as appropriate).
When a call or alert is received, the supplier(s) will deliver an appropriate and proportionate response, not limited to:
— providing verbal reassurance and/or basic advice over the phone,
— engaging the named contact or key holder,
— contacting community-based health or social care services (where the agreements for this exist),
— dispatch a response service when verbal reassurance, basic advice, engaging with the named carer/keyholder or contacting the emergency services is not most effective response to the alert,
— contacting the emergency services,
The response service will provide a physical response to activations received by the monitoring centre, where:
— the activation requires a physical response,
— the carer/key holder can’t attend the activation,
— the monitoring centre assesses the activation as not requiring intervention by the emergency services.