Scheme will identify risks for vulnerable adults
Issued on 16/5/17 at 3:59 p.m.
Leicestershire Police is marking Dementia Awareness Week by signing up to a national scheme to help to speed up the ways vulnerable people can be traced if they go missing. Called the Herbert Protocol, the scheme encourages the person who has dementia, their family, other carers or professionals to provide vital information using a form Herbert Protocol Form .
The form will only be provided to the police if it is reported that the person is missing and the information will be kept securely by the force’s partner agencies.
A word version of the form along with more advice and information can be found on leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/victims-witnesses/advice-carers-people-dementia
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Ashby Dementia Support Group
An informal social group for dementia sufferers and their carers. Meeting Friday afternoons 2-3.30pm at La Zouch Coffee House (if you are caring for someone and would like to meet people in similar circumstances for a friendly get together contact Sue on 01530 414885 for more details)
Alzheimer's Society, Leicestershire and Rutland – Memory Support Service
Provides information, signposting and support across Leicestershire to
- those diagnosed with dementia
- those who care for people with dementia
- anyone concerned for someone who may not have been diagnosed
Home visits from a Dementia Support Worker can be requested. A telephone helpline is also available.
For further information contact:
Alzheimer’s Society, 4 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester LE3 3AW
T: 0116 2311111 / 0116 2316921 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity No. 29664
Coalville Community Resource Centre Dementia Cafe
Come along and be part of a very exciting new venture. for further details contact 0116 305 3202.
Dementia Friendly Matinee Screenings at Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote
Oakland Village are hosting Dementia Friendly Matinee Screenings next year. For more details please see attached Poster Flyer