Hampshire Fire and Safety
We have a proud history of delivering a very high standard of service to our community. The Service focuses on delivering the Fire Authority’s priorities in accordance with the requirements of the Fire Services Act 2004 and our duty as a Category One responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Also we have duties under the Fire Service Order 2005 to ensure that we provide a robust risk management of services that are regulated , which could include those provided by people with dementia .
- 23 February 2017
- South East
- Emergency Services Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)
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?
Hampshire Fire and Rescue has a strong commitment to lowering the risk of fire in peoples’ homes. People living with dementia can have an increased risk of experiencing an accidental fire in the home due to their symptoms and/or have a reduced ability to escape in the event of a fire occurring.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Obtaining funding for the provision of domestic fire suppression system for very high risk individuals
Raising awareness of partners, organisation and agencies of risks to adults from fire.
Raising awareness of fire crews and other operation personnel as to what other services are available for adults at risk
All staff to have received training to improve understanding of dementia related issues they are likely to encounter as part of their professional roles
EngagementEngagement with local authorities and Health to be able to deliver appropriate and timely safeguarding referrals to provide a robust risk management for people with dementia
- Being implemented
Appointing a Dementia Ambassador in HFRS
Development of risk assessment protocol and a new referral pathway
Emergency Dept work
Developing services in Emergency Departments across Hampshire to address Fire risk as soon as a person with Dementia goes home , this work will engage with GP practises .
- Initial Scoping
Developing literature for people with Dementia that is fit for purpose
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