This is in association with the Alzheimer's Society
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is now a partner in the Age Action Alliance, launched on 30 September, to coincide with Older People’s Day celebrations. We are joining dozens of organisations from across the voluntary, private and public sectors who are coming together to celebrate the lives of older people and address the challenges of our ageing society. As the first national initiative of its kind, the Alliance aims to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged older people, prevent deprivation in later life and challenge age discrimination. We will work together to improve the lives of older people and help transform communities into better places to grow older.
Read our Age Action Alliance declaration
Read our Age Action Alliance membership agreement
For more information visit the Age Action Alliance website.
Later Life newsletter May 2012
As of September 2012 we have proudly signed up to the Fire Services’ Pledge on Dementia which will be launched at an event in Staffordshire later this month.
We have committed to:
- Raise awareness of dementia amongst our staff.
- Help to ensure that families and carers are aware of the fire risks associated with the care and protection of people with dementia in their homes
- Raise awareness of home safety visits and other preventative measures available to help reduce the risk of fires in the homes of people with dementia
- Promote the education and information resources available to those caring for people with dementia
- Promote the use of simple design measures at the construction stage of building developments, so that people can stay independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible
- Promote the use of assistive technology that can enable people to stay independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible
- Taking an active role in encouraging partners and local groups to create dementia friendly communities.