The Quick Response Wristband is a new project being launched by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, The Alzheimer’s Society and The Metropolitan Police.
The wristband has been created to help The Metropolitan Police and Social Services keep people with dementia safer in H&F.
The way the wristband works is that every wristband has a unique, password protected code on it.
If a police officer is called to a situation, late at night, where a Hammersmith and Fulham resident with dementia is having difficulty finding their way home, the police officer can enter the code into an app on their smart phone and quickly find out the person’s name, address, carer’s name and carer’s phone number.
The sooner a police officer finds out those details, the sooner the resident can be on their way home.
The wristband pilot will run for 6 months and they hope to prove that the wristband is keeping people safer, giving carers peace of mind and helping police to quickly find out who they’re helping.
If you would like to sign up for this exciting new project, please do come along to their 2 launch sessions on May 29th and May 30th 2018, from 10am to 12 noon.
The sessions will be run at St Vincent’s Day Centre, 49 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH.
They ask that you please bring details of your address, carer’s/ advocate’s name and contact details, as well as your GP and social workers’ name, if you have one.
If you have any questions, please ring The Alzheimer’s Society on 0208 563 0001.