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Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Merseyside fire & rescue service are committed to working with the community we serve, better health and stronger inclusive communities are at the core of our values, aims and objectives.

Updated:
19 April 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Wirral 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?

Merseyside fire & rescue service are committed to working with the community we serve.  Better health and stronger inclusive communities are at the core of our values, aims and objectives. We are committed to reducing the incidence of death or serious injury from accidental dwelling fires within our community,  delivering risk assessments  support and awareness sessions to all residents and those who are most vulnerable within our community.

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

Making contact with difficult to reach communities and individuals is a challenge for many organisations.  I believe as a respected service we are well place to meet those challenges, through our excellent front response, protection & prevention departments and people.

2. Actions

  • Dementia friends sessions for staff

    We aim to create more dementia friends within the fire service

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Home Risk Assessments

    Ensuring dementia is a significant part of risk assessments and referrals to partner agencies for part of that process such as:

    Assistive technology

    Age UK

    Alzheimer's Society

     

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Increasing knowledge and awareness in the organisation

    We will increase the level of knowledge and understanding throughout the service of dementia related issues, by ensuring that the local district prevention manager completes the certificate in The Principles of Dementia Care NCFE level 2. This will enable the manager to take greater account of the challenges faced by people in the community living with dementia, and better support the staff in this regard.

    Status:
    Completed