Wednesday 13th July 2016 – 5.15pm – Claire Brown.
A farm in Solihull, which supports people with mental health difficulties, dementia and learning disabilities, is the latest location to benefit from a defibrillator.
Newlands Bishop Farm, part of Family Care Trust – a local charity based in Solihull – provides unique working experiences in horticulture, woodwork, gardening and other areas for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. The farm contacted the Trust recently to enquire about getting a defibrillator on site.
Andy Jeynes, the Trust’s Community Response Manager, said: “After I’d visited the site and met some of the people that benefit from the work on the farm, I decided it was a great cause for WMAS to support. I donated a defibrillator to the farm and provided training to the staff on site in basic life support. It’s a great initiative and, with so many people working on the site as well as visiting it, it’s worthy of a life-saving device not only for them but their local community too.”
Newlands Bishop Farm Manager, Danny Adams, said: “A big thank you to WMAS for the amazing training and the donation. This essential piece of kit now means we’re prepared for potential life threatening situations and gives us peace of mind should we ever need to use it. The defibrillator will be located in our cafe on site at Newlands Bishop Farm.”
Notes to Editors:
Pic caption – Andy Jeynes (WMAS) hands over the defibrillator to staff at Newlands bishop Farm.
If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.