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.
- 19 April 2016
- North West
- 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.
Dementia friends sessions for staff
We aim to create more dementia friends within the fire service
- Being implemented
2016 - Second Quarter Update
Home Risk Assessments
Ensuring dementia is a significant part of risk assessments and referrals to partner agencies for part of that process such as:
- 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.