Nottinghamshire Police

Covering the county of Nottinghamshire seeking to prevent and detect crime, keep vulnerable people safe and protect communities.

Updated:
19 September 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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?

Nottinghamshire Police provides a policing service to the communities of Nottingham City and County. Our duty is to protect communities and the people within. We will do this by protecting vulnerable people. Dealing with those who would cause the most harm to vulnerable people. Working with our partner agencies at a local level to solve issues. Improving Dementia awareness so our staff are better equipped to provide positive outcomes to those with Dementia and their carers. Ensuring that we are accessible to people with Dementia. Nottinghamshire Police will support the DAA to provide Dementia friendly communities within our county. We will work with local agencies to support initiatives and any other work that supports this aim.

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

Ensuring that any initiatives implemented works within our current structures and processes. Substantial budget cuts to public sector organisations means that implementation must be cost effective and efficient. We must also understand that partner agencies are also likely to be facing significant pressure on their budgets and resources. Understanding how different areas of business within Nottinghamshire Police may interact with people with dementia and how we can ensure each area is Dementia friendly. Balancing the needs of this action plan against the needs of other priorities but also recognising where they overlap that can lead to efficiencies.

2. Actions

  • Develop an information booklet for frontline staff and contact management

    Develop an information booklet containing key information on Dementia. This will include information regarding the condition, how to communicate and ideas on how to respond to someone struggling with an issue relating to Dementia.

     

    This will be readily available for staff to refresh themselves at short notice.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

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  • Hold Awareness Sessions during 2016/17 to enable staff to become more dementia friendly

    Hold awareness sessions with key departments within the police that come into regular contact with people with dementia such as our control room and neighbourhood teams.

     

    This will also support staff who may care for people with Dementia themselves or in the face of an aging workforce if a member of staff was to have early onset dementia.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

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    2016 - Third Quarter Update

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  • Deliver the Pegasus system to improve information sharing for vulnerable people

    Pegasus is a database accessible to Police, Fire and Ambulances services helping people with disabilities or vulnerabilities to contact these services.

    When service users register on the Pegasus scheme they record their personal details and any special requirements they may have when contacting or being contacted by these services. This means we are able to contact and communicate with users in a way most accessible to them.

    The scheme is currently a Police database which we share with other emergency services, plans for a new platform that could be available nationally to all forces and partner services are currently being explored.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member