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Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to delivering a World Class Service to the residents and visitors to London. We aim to do this by Total Policing which means; A total war on crime, total care for victims, and total professionalism from our staff. Our objectives are; to cut crime, cut costs, and continue to develop the culture of the organisation. We will achieve this with; humility, integrity and transparency. We will develop making the Met the best police service in the world.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Havering 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?

We are often the first agency to come into contact with people with Dementia and as such we have procedures in place to ensure that we do the following:

  • Provide a timely response as per our Service level agreements
  • Provide the correct response to identified vulnerabilities
  • Work in partnership with other agencies who may be able to offer specialist support in key areas to ensure total care for victims
  • Have internal processes that allows our organisation to identify where levels were not met and determine learning outcomes

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 provide 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

  • Appoint Dementia Champions within our organisation who will actively seek to engage and teach people about dementia

    Our Dementia Champions will actively seek to engage and teach people about dementia. 

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Work with partners to ensure our safety messages and leaflets aimed at people with dementia and their carers are distributed to people with dementia and their carers

    We will work with local authorities, the 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:
    Planning

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Establish a memorandum of understanding with each of the 9 Health Trusts responsible for care across the Metropolitan Police Service

    We will work with local authorities, the 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:
    Planning

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New Member