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Surrey Fire & Rescue Service

To save lives, save property and render humanitarian services.

14 March 2019
South East
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Banstead 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?

We wish to become high profile champions for people living with dementia in the area of Banstead and Epsom.  We want to be able to recognise those showing signs of dementia which will allow us to interact better within our communities.  This in turn will allow us to show a greater level of understanding and ensure that referrals to the correct organisations have already taken plan and if not initiate them.

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

Personnel changes with people moving out of the Borough who have already undergone the Dementia Friends session.  Raising awareness to partners, organisations and agencies of risk to adults from fire.  Identifying and locating residents with dementia so that we can follow up with specific "Safe & Well" visits catered to their needs.

2. Actions

  • Ensure all new crew at Banstead & Epsom Fire Stations attend a Dementia Friends Information Session

    Continuing to remain in contact and enjoy an already established relationship with Sue Martin at Sunrise Senior Living, Banstead

  • Safe & Well visits to people with dementia

    We are often referred by external organisations to carry out Safe & Well visits to vulnerable people, some of whom have dementia or showing signs of dementia.  Where there is no referral and during the Safe & Well visits, if we have concerns for the resident, we will ensure that referrals are made.

    Being implemented
  • Continued support of the Banstead Dementia Action Alliance

    Stay in contact and attend events when and where possible.
    Being implemented