I am a retired Police Officer who now delivers talks to Groups/Organisations on the subject of safety at home and outdoors. The talk includes topics such as bogus callers, telephone cold callers and personal safety amongst others. The talk can be delivered to any Group as it's relevant to us all but is primarily aimed at older and/or vulnerable people as they are more likely to be targeted by the 'scams' and other crimes committed by criminals. The talk is intended to raise awareness in order to prevent such crimes occurring.
- 20 January 2018
- East Midlands
- Care, Communication, Health, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Other, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance , Lincoln Dementia Action Alliance, West Lindsey Dementia Action Alliance, Boston Dementia Action Alliance , Skegness Area Dementia Action Alliance, South West Lincolnshire 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?
I deliver talks to Groups/Organisations on the subject of safety in the home and outdoors. I have already spent time talking with people who have dementia and their carers providing reassurance and advice to help them to 'stay safe' and I intend to carry on doing so in the future. As such I feel that my role in supporting those people is contributing towards a number of the outcomes listed in the National Dementia Declaration.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
I see the challenges as twofold. Firstly to identify Dementia Support Groups throughout Lincolnshire and ensure that they receive appropriate advice/support about safety issues. Secondly to manage the demands this will bring from an Organisational perspective.
Deliver Safety talks to people who have dementia and their carers/supporters
I will continue to deliver talks and/or informal safety briefings to people who have dementia and their carers/supporters in order to raise awareness of the crimes and 'scams' which target older and/or vulnerable people. The talks will provide reassurance and help to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime.
2017 - Fourth Quarter Update
I continue to provide safety advice to Dementia Support Groups as and when other commitments allow.
2017 - Third Quarter Update
Update 30/9/17 - My commitment to providing safety advice to those affected by dementia and their carers continues. I have appointments to visit Dementia Support Groups throughout Lincolnshire during the next few months.
2017 - Second Quarter Update
Updated 13/7/17 - I continue to attend local DAA meetings and Dementia Cafes when commitments allow. During Dementia Awareness Week in May I was involved in community engagement events in the Grantham, Skegness and Sleaford areas. I also took part in the Virtual Dementia Tour organised as part of DAW by Boston DAA.
2017 - First Quarter Update
During the first quarter of 2017 my work continues with attendance at Dementia Cafes throughout Lincolnshire, providing advice and help where possible to help reduce the chances of people becoming a victim of crime. I have also been involved in community engagement events throughout the county aimed at increasing membership of the DAA's, raising awareness and working towards an increase in Dementia Friendly Communities. I am currently leading a piece of work which is intended to result in Lincoln railway station becoming Dementia Friendly.
2016 - Fourth Quarter Update
Update December 2016 - This is my final update for 2016 and covers the past 12 months. I have attended a number of Dementia Support Groups across the county of Lincolnshire, providing advice and reassurance to keep people safe. I have also attended a number of community engagement events to raise the profile of the local DAA's and encourage participation. Looking forward, I will continue to attend Support Groups when possible and will support local DAA's as they work towards building Dementia Friendly Communities.
2016 - Third Quarter Update
3/10/16 - My attendance at Dementia Support Groups continues as and when other commitments allow. During the past few weeks I have been involved in Community Engagement on behalf of Soth-West Lincolnshire DAA in preparation for the public stakeholder event scheduled for Friday 14th October 2016.
2016 - Second Quarter Update
Update 6/7/16 - During the last quarter I have continued to visit Dementia Support Groups as and when other commitments allow. Locations visited have included Boston, Skegness and Gainsborough. During Dementia Awareness Week in May I was involved in a number of events throughout Lincolnshire.
2016 - First Quarter Update
Update 26/3/16 - I am in the process of attending Dementia Support Groups throughout Lincolnshire to provide safety advice during informal sessions. I have attended several to date and have more scheduled for the rest of this year. My intention is to periodically re-visit the groups when other commitments allow.
2015 - Fourth Quarter Update
Update 23/12/15 - During 2015 I have been able to attend some Dementia Support Groups in Lincolnshire to provide informal safety sessions. I am now in contact with a Dementia Support Worker from the Alzheimers Society and in the process of arranging to attend a number of Dementia Support Cafes throughout Lincolnshire during 2016.
2015 - Third Quarter Update
Update 4/9/15 - As 'scams' continue to take place in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the country it remains a priority for me to talk with Groups and make them aware of the tactics used by criminals so that they can avoid becoming a victim of crime. I await contact from Dementia Support Groups in Lincolnshire and will continue to attend other Group sessions as and when appropriate.
2015 - Second Quarter Update
I have been able to provide safety advice to people living with dementia and their carers during the past few months. This will continue once I have been supplied with details of the Dementia Support Services throughout the county of Lincolnshire.
2015 - First Quarter Update
Update 13/4/15 - During the next couple of months I will be delivering safety information and advice to people who have dementia and their carers/supporters. I have requested that my details are passed to Dementia Support Workers in the Lincolnshire area as new Dementia services have recently been launched. Once contacted I anticipate that this will lead to additional safety inputs throughout the county.
2014 - Fourth Quarter Update
Update 22/1/15 - Having delivered some advice on safety issues to date my next challenge will be to identify Groups who would benefit from such an input and try to arrange suitable delivery.
Work with East Midlands Trains to make Lincoln train station dementia-friendly
Update 13/7/17 - This is a piece of work which I am leading on to try to improve the environment and service provided at Lincoln train station for those people living with dementia and their carers. I have held meetings with a staff representative from East Midlands Trains (EMT) and British Transport Police (BTP) with a view to the delivery of Dementia Friends sessions to staff and a feedback visit to the train station by the Alzheimer's Society service user group. The work is ongoing at present.
- Initial Scoping
2017 - Fourth Quarter Update
Together with a representative from the Alzheimer's Society I have delivered Dementia Friends sessions to some rail staff and police officers based at Lincoln train station. I have also had a meeting with the East Midlands Trains (EMT) project manager to provide feedback from the station visits. It is hoped that EMT will take this feedback into account when making environmental changes to the station. This work is ongoing.
2017 - Third Quarter Update
Update 30/9/17 - Since my last update in July I have visited Lincoln train station on two occasions accompanied by a representative from the Alzheimer's Society together with people affected by dementia and their carers from the Service User Review Project. Following a review of the station environment and personal feedback from those visiting I intend to have a meeting with a representative from East Midlands Trains to provide them with some feedback. It is hoped that they may be able to implement some changes during the forthcoming refurbishment work at the station. I am also in the process of arranging Dementia Friends sessions for rail staff and police.
2017 - Second Quarter Update
Updated 13/7/17 - This action is ongoing and awaits dates for delivery of Dementia Friends sessions to EMT and BTP staff. An initial visit to the train station is planned for 21st July 2017.