Leicestershire Search and Rescue
Leicestershire Search and Rescue provide a Search and Rescue asset to the Police and Ambulance service in Leicestershire. Our primary role is to assist Police in the search for missing persons of all types. This can include searching for those with dementia. The team has a number of assets both equipment and skills in the team to assist and in some cases provide life saving medical intervention but are aim is to return missing people to safety and provide some closure to families. We also have a team of community responders who respond to 999 calls from the ambulance service.
- 5 November 2018
- East Midlands
- Charity, Emergency Services Sector, Medical, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Action Alliance , Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance, City of Leicester Dementia Action Alliance, Charnwood 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?
Our aim as an organisation’s in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia, education for our on teams, more training and awareness and how to approach. We study a lot of statictics and missing person behavious, we get called very often and on a national Lowland Rescue platform dementia and related conditions are what we are most called out to. We would promote the herbert protocol more and work even closer with Leicestershire Police to promote and push this initiave across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Safeguarding actions, being more confident in making referalls so that those living with dementia feel part of the community and carers should the worst happen know there is support in place, they can provide Police and SAR teams with valuable information.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The many challanges of a Search and Reacue is that we get called when the person is reported missing. We feel as an organisation we could do with more awareness training, some mebers have attend some and become dementia friendly organisation. The more we educate our own teams and are involved in preventable measures and education on initaives like the herbert protocol. Wd alot of Public relations and fundraising and it would be great o have tools to educate the public on persons living with dementia and their families.