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New Scheme Rolled Out In Town

Thursday January 2 2014


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A POTENTIALLY lifesaving scheme has been rolled out across Barnsley to help vulnerable people.

'Message in a Bottle' was launched by Barnsley Lions, Barnsley Tenants and Residents Association (TARA), Berneslai Homes and Kier on December 9.

The scheme works by providing vulnerable people with a bottle in which they place details of medical conditions, personal details and who to contact in an emergency.

It's then placed in a fridge - a universal location where paramedics would be expected to look for it.

They're alerted by a green sticker on the door of the property.

It's a simple and cost effective way of assisting the emergency services by making sure they have access to on the spot, relevant information.

The scheme is free to anyone who feels they would benefit from it.

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Reply Posted by Tony on Thursday January 2 2014 at 15:11
How do I access this please?

Reply Posted by Chris on Thursday January 2 2014 at 15:16
That's a good question as there are no details how to access scheme so could you please let us know how
thank you

Reply Posted by James on Thursday January 2 2014 at 15:17
Is this the LIONS message in a bottle & can pick it up @ any drs or council offices

Reply Posted by Ellie on Thursday January 2 2014 at 17:24
This isn't a new thing, my mum has had one in her fridge for years. I think she got it from the chemist.

Reply Posted by angie on Thursday January 2 2014 at 17:59
i do i get one of these plz

Reply Posted by Kfc on Thursday January 2 2014 at 18:06
This is a brilliant idea. Let's hope the information is given out to people that can use the service or family members and friends can set up for there vulnerable family or friend.

Just a suggestion it may be already out there. But a leaflet in Doctors Surgery, Dentist and community Centres and even pubs and clubs where elderly people may socialise.



Reply Posted by terry on Saturday January 4 2014 at 14:57
Makes me laugh neighbourhood watch has been doing this for years and we know for a fact they save lives
Makes me laugh that tara Berenlai homes are getting all publicity it's not new NEW volunteers av been doing it for years

Reply Posted by Rita stone on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 22:10
Old ,this has been happening for years ,wat they trying to do ,find some other way to help vulnerable ,like people ,community ,get it back Nuff said ,government no nothing ,get into the groove government !!!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Xxx on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 22:24
I have heard of this before and although a good idea, I just wonder wether the green sticker on door will make make people aware of vulnerable people living at a property.

Reply Posted by Xxx on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 22:29
Undesirable people that is

Reply Posted by Kfc on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 22:43
This scheme may been going for years but it's all about keeping things in the spotlight.

Great work lets get the message out there. Learn children adults and every. Tom Dick Or Harry spread the massage and save a life.

Reply Posted by Emma on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 23:05
Yes it has been around for a bit but the sticker on thdoor not really a good idea as it will attract the wrong ppl. Maybe a board put up in the entrace inside the house where its visable upon entering the property wud be better

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday January 8 2014 at 00:52
I have one of these and the sticker is on my door. Got to say I'm far from vulnerable but have serious medical conditions. I know loads if non vulnerable people who have these too.

They're a must for anyone with medical conditions. Also in there is contact numbers for my wife and family too.

Like others say, they've been around ages, git my from Neighborhood Watch and Community Responder in Wombwell.

Reply Posted by Terry on Wednesday January 8 2014 at 02:22
As I said earlier NHW has done this for years is in the national booklet off 10 top ideas the sticker doesn't make anyone vulnerable you stick it on inside of front door so when paramedics etc shut door they see this head straight for fridge please feel free to contact me or anyone in NHW they are free and we know for a fact they have saved lives hope this helps x

Reply Posted by karon on Wednesday January 8 2014 at 15:42
it is an old but effective scheme..surely we become a better society if neighbours kept an eye on vulnerable and needy..i should hope that if someone needs the paramedics that a friend or neighbour will be with the person in question to answer those questions.