Right at Home UK launches campaign with British Heart Foundation to teach communities CPR
The Right at Home network is committing to teaching thousands of people across the UK CPR, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.
We're organising open days to teach individuals CPR using a new mobile app, RevivR, created by BHF. The initiative has been introduced to mark Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness of ways people can improve their heart health.
Launched in 2022, the RevivR app is free to download and can teach users CPR in just 15 minutes. It provides users with live feedback using a phone camera, advising on changes to speed, pressure, and movement.
Open Days are free to attend for all local businesses and individuals. There will be free the chance to speak to teams of care professionals and learn more about CPR as well as some fun activities and games to raise some funds for the charity.
Lucy Campbell, Right at Home CEO, said: “Immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double the chances of survival in some cases of cardiac arrest. Despite this, surveys from BHF show that over a third of adults have never undertaken any form of CPR training. We’re delighted to be taking part in such an exciting initiative which could potentially save hundreds of lives across the UK.”
All team members of the Right at Home network receive extensive training before providing care in the community. This initiative aims to share their knowledge of CPR and equip more people to save lives.
We have been a proud partner of BHF since March 2022, collectively raising over £3,000 for the charity so far.
Nicole Quirk, Fundraising Manager for the BHF, said: “With an urgent need for more people to learn CPR, the BHF is determined to reach as many people as possible with RevivR, to help improve survival rates. With Right at Home holding RevivR sessions all over the UK, this really will make a massive difference in getting as many people as possible to learn CPR.”
Our Right at Home National Office Team is holding our own CPR Open Day on Tuesday 21 February. If you are close by and would like to learn more or attend the event contact us today.