This page is for anybody working for the emergency services. As a professional working in this sector, you will inevitably come in to contact with people living with dementia. The resources on this page will support you to become aware of some of the challenges people with dementia might face when accessing your services, and what you can do to better support them.
If you have a specific query or question, please do get in touch with us.
Fire & Rescue Dementia Action Plan Information
This document created by the Dementia Action Alliance states how Fire and Rescue Services in the UK can improve the lives of people with dementia. It also provides guidance on how they can join the Dementia Action Alliance and publicly state their commitment through developing an Action Plan.
The Safe & Well Referral Partnership Scheme
This scheme aims to improve how the fire service and local organisations work together to effectively identify and reduce hazards for people most at risk (which includes people living with dementia). If you're organisation works with people living with dementia, you can become a Safe and Well partner which enables you to refer someone to receive free home safety checks. Visit the SYFR website to find out more.