Message in a Bottle Scheme

08/02/2012

The ‘Message in a Bottle Scheme’ will be launched in Ballyowen Day Centre on Monday 13 February in conjunction with the ‘Belfast Lions Club’, ‘Good Morning West Belfast’ and the ‘Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’.

The Belfast Lions Club launched the current ‘Message In a Bottle Scheme’ in Autumn 2011. The scheme is aimed at individuals for example; the elderly, disabled people and all vulnerable individuals living independently in the community.

The idea is that it ensures emergency services are aware of the medical details of these individuals when attending an emergency call. Each individual will have a small plastic bottle in their fridge with all their personal details, Next of Kin, medications and allergies. They will also have a green sticker on the inside of their front door to indicate to the emergency services that the bottle is in the fridge.

The project in Ballyowen Day Centre will be co-ordinated by Geraldine Kerr, Student Social Worker who is currently on placement in Ballyowen Day Centre from Queen’s University.

Belfast Lions Club message in a bottle