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Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police will always put our communities first using common sense and discretion in order to do the right thing, understand and address community concerns, enhance community contact and build effective partnerships. This is supported by the Community First ethos. Merseyside Police will work as a team to serve the public and protect the vulnerable by focusing on victims, not targets, managing threat, harm and risk, preventing crime and ASB , pursuing offenders. Merseyside Police will look at opportunities to work with partners to reduce vulnerability.

Updated:
11 November 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance , Sefton DAA, St Helens Dementia Action Alliance , 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 Police will support families and those with dementia with the implementation of the Herbert Protocol, a risk reduction tool to help families of people with dementia who go missing.

Service User forums have been arranged  within the community to provide information about the Herbert Protocol.

The Community Engagement Unit  has established a close working relationship with statutory and voluntary organisations meeting on a regular basis to provide support and address issues raised by the community.

Merseyside Police have provided in house sessions for Police and Police Staff to raise awareness about dementia and to improve their understanding of dementia. As a result of this a number of employees are now dementia friends.

Merseyside Police acknowledge that working carers balancing employment and family require support and have therefore provided sessions for carers to attend.

Merseyside Police have linked in with Pathways Through Dementia who can provide employees with up to date information on the legal aspects of caring for someone with dementia.

Merseyside Police is committed to recognising the work of the Alzheimer's Society and has signed a strategic commitment on dementia along with Merseyside Fire Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that we keep pace with developments on the fight against dementia.

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

Whilst required to make significant savings the needs of the community continue to evolve and Merseyside Police faces new challenges trying to protect vulnerable people.

Providing opportunities to raise awareness of dementia that are cost effective and available to all employees of Merseyside Police.We have accessed local charities who have facilitated awareness sessions for employees and delivered the sessions free of charge.

Member website

www.merseyside.police.uk

2. Actions

  • Introduction of Herbert Protocol

    Merseyside Police will supoprt famiies and those with dementia with the implementation of the Herbert protocol, a risk reduction tool to help families of people with dementia who go missing.

    Service user forums are being arranged within the local community to provide information and advice about the Herbert protocol.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • National Police Chiefs Council Strategic Commitment On Dementia

    Merseyside Police is commited to recognising the work of the Alzheimers Society and has signed a strategic commitment on dementia along with Merseyside Fire Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure we keep pace with developments on the fight against dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Support for Working Carers

    Merseyside Police acknowledge that workig carers balancing employment and family require support. We have linked in with local charities who have facilitated sessions with employees and will be providing further support.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Actions

    Introduction of Herbert Protocol
    National Police Chiefs Council Strategic Commitment On Dementia
    Support for Working Carers

    Status: