Train and equip communities to save lives

Training communities

Life saving equipment

We can all save lives without access to any specialist training – and often all we need is access to an Automatic External Defibrillator (sometimes known as a defib or an AED) to help restart someone’s heart. If you call 999 suspecting someone is having a cardiac arrest, our teams can locate your nearest AED, give you the code to unlock its cabinet and talk you through how to use it. Every minute saved in re starting someone’s heart increases their chance of survival by 10%.

In recent years we have increased the number of public access defibrillators we have across Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

We are currently reviewing our defibrillator programme to ensure we are able to maintain those we now have and where we still have a need for a defibrillator.

If you would like to fund a new defibrillator in your community please contact info@sca-charity.org.uk before starting your fundraising so that we can let you know when we will be re-launching our programme.

Life saving training

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way towards saving a life. We want to deliver:

  • Basic awareness training about public access defibrillators in every community where we install one.
  • First aid and basic life saving training in schools and communities.
  • Access to life saving skills and information for everyone by making basic training available on line.

The NHS does not fund the ambulance service to provide this – with your help we can give local communities the skills they need to help themselves and each other in a life threatening emergency.

Where is your nearest AED?

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We have an amazing Android & Apple app that users can access via their smartphone or tablet. O2 generously developed this App for us, and we are very grateful for their support. Our app uses GPS functionality to show where the nearest AED is as well as a list of other AEDs in the area. It also features videos, CPR instructions and a section that will answers many of your cardiac arrest and heart attack questions.

Apple version

Apple AED finder app

Download on the app store

Android version

Android AED finder App

Download in the Google play store

Remember, the first thing to do in any real emergency is to ring 999.

Please make sure that you have the latest version of the App installed and that you regularly update the list or clear your internet cache as appropriate to your device.

If you already have an AED installed but can’t see it on our map please tell us about it by emailing defib@scas.nhs.uk

Please note that the previous ‘AED Locator’ app is now unsupported. We recommend that you delete the old app and install the new ‘Save a life’ app instead.