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South Lanarkshire Unintentional Injuries Sub-Group

Theme Home Safety

Region Lanarkshire

Date posted 14/05/2019

South Lanarkshire Unintentional Injuries Sub-Group

The Unintentional Injury Sub-Group (UI Sub-Group) was launched in January 2017 and is ongoing. The purpose of the group is to provide Home Safety equipment and education, as information and advice are the most effective way to increasing safety practice and reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home.

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Drivewise Fife

Theme Road Safety

Region Fife

Date posted 14/05/2019

Drivewise Fife

Drivewise Fife is an ongoing initiative and 2018 was the first year of operation. Drivewise Fife is a road safety initiative seeking to reduce road casualties. It is being led by Fife Council’s Safer Communities and relies on a partnership approach, with all Emergency Services committed to it.

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Street Feet

Theme Road Safety

Region Dumfries and Galloway

Date posted 14/05/2019

Street Feet

Street Feet is a road safety initiative which uses a bespoke training kit designed to educate children on a range of road safety subjects. It is a modern approach to learning the Green Cross Code and is directed at children of nursery age and children within primaries one and two at school.

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Wheatley Fire Prevention and Mitigation Framework

Theme Fire Safety

Region Glasgow

Date posted 14/05/2019

Wheatley Fire Prevention and Mitigation Framework

The Wheatley Fire Prevention and Mitigation Framework is an ongoing partnership initiative. 2018 was the first full year that the Framework was in place. This partnership between the Wheatley Group (WG) and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) provides the overarching fire safety approach taken by WG for its residential properties.

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The North Ayrshire Partnership Working Programme (Supporting People with Dementia)

Theme Fire Safety

Region Ayrshire

Date posted 14/05/2019

The North Ayrshire Partnership Working Programme (Supporting People with Dementia)

The North Ayrshire Partnership Working Programme (Supporting People with Dementia) started in June 2015 and ran for just over 12 months in which time 500 referrals were received that were carried forward to HFSVs for those identified. In March/April 2019 the Area plans to extend this previously successful initiative to all three Local Authorities within Ayrshire.

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Stay Mobile Stay Connected

Theme Home Safety

Region Renfrewshire

Date posted 14/05/2019

Stay Mobile Stay Connected

Stay Mobile Stay Connected (SMSC) launched in September 2017. Roar – Connections for Life lead on the SMSC initiative, which is a combination of both a national awareness raising campaign and a direct service in Renfrewshire.

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Smart Signs

Theme Water Safety

Region Highlands and Western Isles

Date posted 14/05/2019

Smart Signs

SMART SIGNS is a multi-agency water safety pilot initiative which the Outer Hebrides Community Partnership (CSP) leads on. Safety signage is positioned at popular freshwater or saltwater shorelines and other high-risk sites like coastal paths and estuaries and is designed to assist people who come into difficulty, with a particular focus on places visitors to the islands go.

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Fife Water Safety Initiative

Theme Water Safety

Region Fife

Date posted 14/05/2019

Fife Water Safety Initiative

This water safety initiative is a partnership involving Fife Council Education, Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Gillian Barclay, the mother of Cameron Lancaster who tragically drowned in Prestonhill Quarry, Fife in 2014. RLSS Coast Guards and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also expressed an interest in being involved in the initiative.

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Fife Cares

Theme Home Safety

Region Fife

Date posted 14/05/2019

Fife Cares

Fife Cares operates within Fife Safer Communities Team, working with a range of public and third sector partners, including NHS, local authority housing, social work and local voluntary groups who submit referrals to the service. While the service is open to anyone living in Fife, its delivery acknowledges that areas with higher rates of deprivation experience high levels of unintentional harm and injuries.

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Drivewise Borders

Theme Road Safety

Region Borders

Date posted 14/05/2019

Drivewise Borders

Drivewise Borders is a road safety initiative aimed at improving the driving skills and driver awareness of three age groups: Pre Drivers (14-17 year olds), Young Drivers (17-25 year olds) and Older Drivers (over 65s). This is led on by the Scottish Borders Council and Police Scotland, with significant input from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Cleland Volvo (local car dealership that supplies vehicles for practical learning), the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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