Message in a Bottle

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The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location at home where they can be found in an emergency.

How does the scheme work?

As the name suggests, the personal information is kept in a small plastic bottle - see above. The bottle has a push-fit lid and is big enough to hold the necessary information. The bottle is then kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will expect to look for it in the event of being called to your home. They will be alerted to your membership of the scheme by two ‘green cross' labels. One is fixed to the back of the front door (or the door most often used to access the premises), the second is attached to the door of the fridge.

Where can I get a Bottle from?
Your Health Centre, Doctor's Surgery and Chemists will all have supplies of the bottles and forms.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to the user. The costs of running the scheme are being borne by local Lions Clubs.

What information is needed?
The information you need to provide is quite straight forward, but you may like to ask a relative, neighbour or carer.


We also support the Message in a Wallet scheme where the same information can be entered on a credit card sized leaflet to carry with you. Like Message in a Bottle, the emergency services also support this scheme.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOTH SCHEMES USE
THE 'CONTACT US' TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

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