Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police provides a policing service to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our duty is to protect communities. We will do this by focusing on the following six areas:- Protecting vulnerable people Dealing with those who cause most harm Effectively deploying our people Working with partners to solve locally identified problems Trusting our people to use their judgement to make good decisions Ensuring effective and efficient use of resources. Leicestershire Police support the Prime Minister’s challenge of creating dementia friendly communities and will work with local agencies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support initiatives and work which supports this aim.

Updated:
29 November 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Action Alliance , City of Leicester Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers? 

Leicestershire Police provides a policing service to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our duty is to protect communities. We will do this by focusing on the following six areas:- 

  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Dealing with those who cause most harm
  • Effectively deploying our people
  • Working with partners to solve locally identified problems
  • Trusting our people to use their judgement to make good decisions
  • Ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.

Leicestershire Police support the Prime Minister’s challenge of creating dementia friendly communities and will work with local agencies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support initiatives and work which supports this aim.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation? 

The challenges in meeting these outcomes are as follows:- 

  • Maintaining a focus on a single disability issue in a way which does not create separate structures but embeds the work into existing processes.
  • Substantial public sector budgetary cuts provides an environment in which new ways of influencing and tackling work needs to be identified.
  • Understanding that other agencies/organisations are also in times of budgetary constraints.
  • Developing learning processes which are cost effective and sustainable, but also impactive.
  • Understanding how different roles within the organisation can have an effective part in creating dementia friendly communities.
  • Influencing other police forces to commit to the work within existing structures

2. Actions

  • Toolkit on dementia

    Develop an information toolkit on dementia relevant to policing.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    National research is still being undertaken

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    This work has been delayed whilst we conduct national research

  • Work with local authorities

    Work with local authorities, NHS and other partner agencies to ensure our safety messages and leaflets aimed at people with dementia and their carers are distributed to people with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Workshop/conference

    Hold awareness sessions in 2013 with carers and people with dementia to ensure further information and tips on safety and policing and dementia are promoted.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    This work has a planning group consisting of the Alzheimers Society, the County Council and City Council. A programme for the events is in draft format and 3 events are beign planned in dementia awareness week.

  • Contribute to the work of Leicester DAA

    Contribute to the work of Leicester Dementia Action Alliance to support the creation of any dementia friendly communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Work with the Alzheimers Society and Age UK

    Work with the Alzheimers Society and Age UK to develop either emergency cards or keep safe cards for people with dementia and older people.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Appropriate person to represent issues of dementia

    Identifying an appropriate person to represent issues of dementia on our Disability Independent Advisory group.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • E-version of information on dementia

    Creating an e version of information on dementia to sit on the internal intranet.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Work with the Alzheimers Society to hold a specific event

    To work with the Alzheimers Society to hold a specific event with people with dementia and their carers to identify issues which policing can impact upon.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Develop guidance for staff

    To develop guidance for staff on dementia and signpost the supportive HR policies for carers.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Continue to monitor missing from homes

    To continue to monitor missing from homes to identify how dementia impact on those who go wandering.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Periodic reinforcement

    Periodic reinforcement and advertising of communication tips for people with disabilities, including the leaflet developed for communicating with people with dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Develop communication messages

    To develop communication messages to creating dementia friendly communities for the equality Unit and the Chief Constable to utilise on social media.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Include information on dementia

    To include information on dementia on our event being held on December 3rd 2012 celebrating International Day of Disabled People at Police HQ .This event is aimed at both disabled internal staff and members of the public.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Sharing good practice developed

    Sharing good practice developed within Leicestershire nationally via ACPO networks, to all police forums.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Training given by the PCT

    To continue with the work identified by the dementia cat 1 and cat 2 training given by the PCT.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Identify suitable equipment to help mitigate risks and work with the client and partners to consider provision

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member