Box to be a lifesaver
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).
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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.
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"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.