Rothercare consultation

Rothercare provides a community alarm service to residents of Rotherham who are 18 years and older to help people live independently within their own homes. 

The service also provides low level assistive technology equipment including fall detectors, clocks and medication dispensers, for example, that have been identified to support or maintain independence. There is no charge for this equipment.

Rothercare currently supports 6,900 customers throughout the borough.

During the last year Rothercare handled 325,275 wellbeing calls which is an average of 27,106 per month. 

The service delivers an average of 614 visits each month in response to calls which needed the emergency assistance of a team member.

The service takes an average of 132 new referrals for Rothercare each month and 162 referrals for assistive technology equipment. 

However, we want to do more to enable people to live their best lives, within local communities. Reviewing our support provided by Rothercare will help us to achieve this further.

We are therefore holding a public consultation from 15th August 2023 to 13th November 2023 and would really welcome your thoughts on the service and how it should change and grow in the future.

You can take part in the consultation online.

Alternatively we are holding the following drop in sessions across the borough where we will have paper versions for you to complete:

Wath Library 21 Montgomery Rd, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7RZ

5th Sept – 10.30am until 12.00pm

2nd Oct - 10.30am until 12.00pm

3rd November  2.00pm to 3.30pm


Maltby Library Maltby Leisure Centre, Braithwell Rd, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JE

13th September - 10.30am until 12.00pm

12th October 5.30pm until  7.00pm

8th November - 10.30am until 12.00pm


Riverside House Library Main St, Rotherham S60 1AE

20th September - 10.30am until 12.00pm

25th October - 10.30am until 12.00pm

7th November 2.00pm to 3.30pm


        Bakersfield Court Longfellow Drive Herringthorpe S65 2NX

6th September 2.00pm to 3.30pm

4th October - 10.30am until 12.00pm

2nd November - 10.30am until 12.00pm


We look forward to you taking part, your views are very important to us