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Canvey Island First Responders

Canvey Island Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained to respond to emergency calls in their local area through the 999 system in conjunction with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Community First Responders are not a substitute for the Ambulance Service. But, as they are based within the community in which they either live or work, they are able to attend the scene of an emergency call in a very short time; often within the first few minutes and, in the majority of incidents, they will be first on scene. Community First Responders are able to administer vital, life saving first aid treatment before the arrival of an Ambulance crew. Their early intervention further increases the patient's chance of survival or may just provide the simple reassurance that the ambulance crew are on their way. We are not funded by the NHS which requires an individual responder to utilise their own vehicle with no mileage allowance for fuel however the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust replaces medical consumables such as oxygen and bandages.

6 November 2018
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

All First Responders will undertake a Dementia Friends session to gain more learning about Dementia.

The Dementia Navigator for Canvey Island has met the Responders and will continue to work together if we have concerns over someone with Dementia within the Island.

We have allowed the Navigator to use our wonderful facility as a working hub; allowing the Navigator to work in a safe and peaceful environment.

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

Our Responders are volunteers, so it can be difficult to get everyone together for a training session.

2. Actions

  • All staff to become a Dementia Friend

    All staff will attend a DF session and become more aware of of the service that the Navigator can provide.


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