The scheme provides the emergency services (fire, police, ambulance) with vital details of your illnesses or allergies, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of your friends and relatives, who may need to be contacted if you have a sudden illness or accident at home.
It's a national scheme, available in the borough through Leigh Lions.
You keep a record of your personal details in a small plastic container (which is a similar size to a pill/medication container). You store it in your fridge. With the container, you are given two small stickers, unique to the scheme and known to emergency services and other care agencies. You stick these somewhere visible within your home (usually to your fridge or the inside of your front door).
The sorts of details you should include are:
- your name, gender and date of birth
- your religion
- the name, address and phone number of your doctor
- a list of medication you are currently taking
- emergency contact details of your friends and family
- information about your pets
- the date you wrote the details.
Containers are free and can be delivered to your home, to your doctor, or to a clinic for you to collect.