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Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police provides a policing service to everyone visiting, working or living in the county. Our duty is to protect communities

Updated:
25 February 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Lincoln Dementia Action Alliance, South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

Lincolnshire Police provides a policing service to everyone visiting, working or living in the county. Our duty is to protect communities. We will do this by focusing on the following six areas:-

  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Dealing with those who cause most harm
  • Effectively deploying our people
  • Working with partners to solve locally identified problems
  • Trusting our people to use their judgement to make good decisions
  • Ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.

Lincolnshire Police support the Prime Minister’s challenge of creating dementia friendly communities and will work with local agencies in the county to support initiatives and work which supports this aim.

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

  • Develop an information toolkit on dementia relevant to policing

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Work with local authorities, 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:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Contribute to the work of the Lincolnshire DAA to support the creation of any dementia friendly communities in Lincolnshire

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Work with Alzheimer's Society and Age UK to look at the feasibility of developing either emergancy cards or keep safe cards for people with dementia or older people

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Identify an appropriate person to represent issues of dementia on our Independent Advisory Group

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Create an 'e version' of information on dementia to sit on the internal intranet

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • To develop guidance for staff on dementia and signpost the supportive HR policies for carers

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Periodic reinforcement and advertising of communication tips for disabled people, including the leaflet developed for communicating with people with dementia

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • To develop communication message in order to create dementia friendly communities through social media

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Sharing good practice developed within Lincolnshire nationally via ACPO networks, to all Police forums

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress