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Box to be a lifesaver

PUBLISHED: 15:59 06 March 2009 | UPDATED: 11:18 11 August 2010

VULNERABLE people in the borough have been given a simple container which could save their life. The pill box sized bottle stores vital information, such as GP details and medical conditions, and is kept in the person s fridge.  A sticker is placed on th

VULNERABLE people in the borough have been given a simple container which could save their life.

The pill box sized bottle stores vital information, such as GP details and medical conditions, and is kept in the person's fridge.

A sticker is placed on the fridge door, which emergency crews will automatically look out for when called to a vulnerable resident's home.

The national scheme, called Message in a Bottle, was launched in the borough by the London Seven Kings Lions Club and Barking and Dagenham Council last Tuesday (February 24).

More than one thousand containers were handed over to Kidd House Sheltered Housing Scheme in St Georges Road, Dagenham at the event.

A council spokesperson said: "Although Sheltered Services provides full support to residents, staff cannot be physically on site at all times.

"In the event of an emergency, this system is invaluable in providing for further peace of mind and safety for our residents."

The Message in a Bottle scheme is run by Lions Club International.


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