The Leatherhead Lions Message In A Bottle scheme is a simple but effective way to ensure that emergency services get quick access to essential information if you live alone and they need to enter your house in an emergency.
Anyone living alone, and especially, but not only, the elderly or infirm, can have an accident. The emergency services may need swift access to information such as the patient's GP, medication, allergies, next-of-kin and dependents (pets to be fed etc.). The Leatherhead Lions Message In A Bottle scheme is a great way to address this need. This video explains how it works:
It's such a simple scheme: A brief form is filled in and placed in a small plastic bottle in the fridge (a secure and easily identified location that all houses have). One sticker inside the front door, and a second on the fridge, alerts the Emergency Services to its presence.
The bottles, stickers and forms are available free by contacting Leatherhead Lions so, if you, or someone you know would find this useful, don't delay!