• The Mayfield Trust join DeChoker in reducing choking risk.

    The Mayfield Trust, who have been helping people live life to the full since 1950 provide services including Day Care, Outreach, Nursing Care and Supported Living for the people of Calderdale.

    As a charity, they create an open and caring environment based on promoting choice, independence, person centred care and active citizenship.

    Care Team Managers took delivery of their DeChoker devices last week and will now be deploying them across their services.

    Caring for people with a variety of complex needs which often present themselves with significant increased in choking risk, puts both themselves and care staff at risk of harm.

    With Basic Life Support often difficult to deliver as a result of these conditions, a DeChoker on hand for when the worst happens is something the team at the nearly 70-year-old charity felt was an obvious choice.