NOW Group have teamed up with Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke to create a JAM Card for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions, supported by Barclays.
Many people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions experience lasting effects such as difficulty communicating, memory loss, mobility and balance issues and breathlessness. These things can make going about your daily life more difficult.
The JAM (Just a Minute) Card lets you discreetly alert others to your condition and ask for extra time and patience if you need it when out and about, such as in a shop or on the bus.
The card says “Just a Minute” on one side and “Please be patient. I have a chest / heart / stroke condition” on the other side. You can use a permanent pen to cross out the conditions which don’t apply to you, if you like. The JAM Card has also recently been developed into an app for smartphones.
If you would like to request a JAM Card for chest, heart and stroke conditions, or for more information visit www.nichs.org.uk/how-we-can-support-you/request-a-jam-card/.