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Prevention is Better than Cure

What Our Clients are Saying

Cumbria Fire & Rescue

Cumbria Fire & Rescue

Cumbria is a very rural county and the gas scratch and sniff cards, purchased from St Andrew Print, have been invaluable to helping to promote and inform those most vulnerable to the dangers of gas in these rural areas.

The facility of the smell crystals attached have undoubtedly helped in educating those in relation to the message, coupled with the education of what to do when the smell of gas becomes apparent within the property.

This has helped reduce properties previously calling 999 in the first instance as the card leaves robust information about what immediately to do and the contact numbers to utilise first to alleviate it becoming a 999 incident.

Cumbria Fire & Rescue

Police Scotland

Police Scotland

On Saturday 1st April 2017, we hosted our Choices for Life event at East Kilbride Shopping Centre, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and Cumbernauld PSYV. The event was a huge success. This was the launch of our new DRUGS – KNOW YOUR SMELLS scratch & sniff card and they went down a storm. Since then, I've had numerous people contacting me, regarding the cards, as the word has got around.

Over the 3 hours, that we were there, we estimate that we spoke to over 500 members of the public (predominately young people and parents), raising awareness of substance misuse and internet safety, whilst promoting the Choices for Life message.

The drugs/NPS scratch and sniff cards were really well received and will be a fantastic resource for Safer Communities Officers to use and continue to promote the Choices for Life message.

I can honestly say, the targets we set have been surpassed. Our intention is not only to educate and prevent people from taking substances, but to signpost those, who are unfortunately taking them, to partner agencies, who can get them back on a more positive pathway. The cards deliver that message to, not only the 11-18 year olds we are targeting, but the parents who are now coming forward seeking help.

The cards have gone down a storm and the NHS representative was well impressed with the quality and design.

Police Scotland

Police Force UK

Community Safety Officer, UK Police Force

I personally think it’s great, shows it for how it is. I also like the NPS scratch card message as that is big on the agenda at the moment, reference to being a “guinea pig” is a great choice of phrase.

Both cards are excellent from my perspective, not only for children but for partner agencies (housing officers etc) to get used to smells helps the UK Police Forces gain information on drugs e.g. Cannabis cultivations.

Community Safety Officer, UK Police Force

The Police Treatment Centres

The Police Treatment Centres

We have been ordering our printed stationery from Ralph at St Andrews Print for many years.

The service is always excellent. Ralph is very knowledgeable and helpful, he is a pleasure to deal with.

Prices are always competitive, the product itself is excellent quality and delivery is always within the timescales quoted at the time of order.

We would recommend St Andrews Print without hesitation.

The Police Treatment Centres

Carmarthenshire County Council: Community Safety

Carmarthenshire County Council

Good for use with:

• ‘concerned others’ – family members of friends who access support from the drug service as they may have noticed a smell in their home before and never really knew what it was. They have been able to use the scratch and sniff cards with concerned others to try and narrow down what substances they are potentially using.

• response from the young people and professionals Youth Health Team have used them with have been overwhelmingly favourable.

• Youth Health Team used in one to one intervention sessions with young people, supported housing projects, NEET traineeship providers, Pupil Referral Units and alternative curriculum providers during substance misuse awareness and health and wellbeing workshops.

• Community health events, other engagement with the community such as meetings with local police officers

• Training events - worked in a recent GP training event.

• Staff at facilities where clients misuse drugs to raise awareness

• Schools, youth club, doctor surgeries


General positive comments:

• Good tool to get people talking, is quite different and attracts attention.

• Very positive feedback from all stating that they were an excellent education tool, most people are unaware what these drugs smell like so very informative.

• The cards are great for engaging with members of the public because can joke about the bad smelling ones.

Carmarthenshire County Council

Telford and Wrekin Council: Public Health & Wellbeing

Telford and Wrekin Council

Having ordered these cards on recommendation, we have used them widely with young people’s initiatives and in training sessions. The Scratch and Sniff cards have brought a lot of attention and interest, making sessions more interactive and a point of discussion. They have been very helpful especially with practitioners who may come into contact with service users when meeting them for other support or advice.

A recommended tool for early intervention programmes.

Telford and Wrekin Council

Scotia Gas Networks (SGN)

SGN

Our scratch-and-sniff cards which demonstrate what gas smells like were very popular, especially with the Rainbows, aged five-seven. 

The girls learned what a gas leak smells like and to call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 if they ever smell gas.

SGN

Cair Scotland

Cair Scotland

Ralph from St Andrew Print approached CAIR Scotland in relation to a number of opportunities for using technology to enhance the work that CAIR Scotland undertake with children and young people, professionals, parents and carers.  CAIR Scotland have a large target market as a result of the breadth of work undertaken in both children’s and adult services across Scotland in relation to risk taking behaviour and this was an opportunity to develop innovate resources in the drug and alcohol field.  Through an initial consultation, a concept was developed with broad appeal across CAIR Scotland’s service provision and funding for this project was provided by the Alcohol and Drug Partnership teams in Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross.

Both Ralph and Alan have been excellent to work with and have been very accommodating throughout the process, striving to meet our expectations around the sourcing of different ‘smells’ for the product.  Due to the innovative nature of the project, St Andrew Print have had to source the smells from across Europe and they have tirelessly worked to develop smells that replicate the smell of the illicit drugs.  Both Ralph and Alan have committed a significant amount of time and energy to ensure that the product is credible and that the smells replicate illicit drugs as closely as possible. 

People who use CAIR Scotland’s services have been consulted throughout to identify the most appropriate smells and the most appealing design for the product.  I have been very pleased with the levels of interaction between Ralph, Alan and CAIR Scotland and this has really felt like a partnership effort to create our innovative resources throughout the concept and design process.  Due to the extensive consultation that has taken place with people who use CAIR Scotland’s services, this has been a lengthy process to ensure that a credible resource has been created. 

CAIR Scotland would most definitely work with St Andrew Print again as this has been an excellent and stress free process from our perspective.

Cair Scotland

Berneslai Homes

Berneslai Homes (Social Housing Provider)

We ordered a number of the Drug Awareness cards, called "DRUGS – KNOW YOUR SMELLS" from St Andrew Print, so these can be used as part of our Youth Engagement work, to raise awareness and discourage drug use within communities.

This helped in raising people’s awareness so everyone is aware of the early signs and smells to look for concerning illegal drugs and links in with our overall approach to tenancy and estate management and Vulnerability Strategy “Something Doesn’t Look Right”.

Berneslai Homes (Social Housing Provider)

Cartrefi Conwy

Cartrefi Conwy (Social Housing Provider)

Cartrefi Conwy Housing is using scratch and sniff cards to help warn tenants to be on their guard for leaking gas by handing out thousands of gas safety leaflets to tenants, giving realistic whiff of what a gas smells like and at-a-glance advice on what to do if they suspect they have a leak.

This colourful leaflet has already proved a big hit with everyone who has received a copy with one hailing it as a potential lifesaver.

Explaining the importance of the scratch and sniff panel on the new safety leaflets Cartrefi Conwy’s Responsive Repairs and Gas Inspection Manager Jon Beer said: “Natural gas doesn’t actually have any smell at all which is why it is given a strong synthetic smell by suppliers so people can easily detect it if they have a gas leak at home.

“But if they’ve never had a gas leak people won’t have any experience of the smell and that’s why we have sent out the leaflets incorporating the scratch and sniff panel. Hopefully, when they try it out it will give them an idea of what to expect if something does go wrong.

“The leaflet also tells them what to do and who to call if they do smell gas in their property. We’re still in the process of distributing copies to all our tenants but those who have tried them so far seem very impressed.”

Jon added: “As it’s our statutory duty and also because tenants’ safety is of prime importance to us we carry out an annual gas boiler service at every one of our properties.

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Cartrefi Conwy (Social Housing Provider)

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