North Wales Fire and Rescue service become first ‘dementia friendly’ organisation
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has become the first organisation in North Wales to receive official recognition as ‘Working to become Dementia Friendly’.
The service has been recognised for working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society to help those living with dementia and to ensure staff understand how best to support people living with the illness.
Ensuring staff have a good understanding of the problems faced by people with dementia, and having an active referral system in place helps us to take prompt supportive action to make a real difference to the safety of people living with dementia.STUART MILLINGTON, SENIOR FIRE SAFETY MANAGER FOR NORTH WALES FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
This means that North Wales Fire Service has, and will continue to, make changes to ensure that the fire and rescue service in North Wales has a good understanding of what dementia is, how it affects people and how they can support people living with dementia within the community.JO LANE, DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES COORDINATOR, ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY