Trackable 111 calls to benefit disabledSave
By Hunter Calder
It's a vital service that'll soon be able to access your location when you call on a mobile phone.
An amendment to the law has made it possible for 111 calls to be automatically traced - benefiting emergency callers who are unable to locate themselves.
For Elizabeth Raine, who is intellectually disabled, has spina bifida and several other disabilities, being able to be located easily in an emergency is crucial.
"It'll be a really good idea to have the GPS, so I can get tracked and I can stay on my cellphone until somebody comes for me."
Her mother, Dawn Raine, says it'll be beneficial for people like her daughter and others who experience difficulty speaking for themselves.
"It really is a peace of mind because she would have great difficulty explaining what the situation was and so for her to be just say that's she's disabled and needs help, whether its for me or its for herself. I think it would be really really good""
And it's not only going to benefit people who have difficulty with speaking. It'll be useful for people who are lost or new to an area - and may mean the difference between life and death for some.
"With Elizabeth her health deteriorates really fast she can she be fine like she is now and within the next half hour we're calling an ambulance, so for us that GPS system, that will be really really handy," Mrs Raine says.