Anyone living alone, especially, but not only, the elderly or infirm, can have an accident. The emergency services need immediate 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.
A brief form is filled in and stored in a small plastic bottle in the fridge (a secure and easily identified location that all houses have). A sticker inside the front door and another on the fridge alerts the Emergency Services to its presence.
The bottles, stickers and forms are available free at Doctors' surgeries, or by contacting Leatherhead Lions.