Useful Resources

Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a short awareness session and made a commitment to doing something specific that will help to make the lives of people living with dementia a bit better or easier in some way. Individuals (of any age) and organisations of any type (public, private, voluntary & community) can become a Dementia Friend.

Dementia Friendly – Helping to Create Dementia Friendly Communities

Herbert Protocol

Herbert Protocol is an information gathering tool to assist the police to find a person living with dementia who has gone missing, as quickly as possible.

If you are concerned about a person living with dementia and they are missing, this is an emergency and you MUST dial 999

The form is designed to be completed by a family member/friend/neighbour with copies of the form being held by all relevant people. It is a good idea to fill this form in after diagnosis so that you are prepared.

Keeping People Living with Dementia Safe and Found – Video

Herbert Protocol Form

Herbert Protocol Guidance

Herbert Protocol Poster

Fire Safety

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) carries out the FREE Home Safety Checks in South Yorkshire.

Keeping People Living with Dementia Safe from Fire, Safe and Well – Video

Home Safety Check – Stamping Out Fires

What to Expect from an Home Safety Check

Safe from Fire Poster

Trips and Falls Prevention

There are some quite small changes that can have a major impact on improving accessibility for people with dementia. Please see the following to help create a Dementia Friendly Environment.

Keeping People Living with Dementia Safe from Trips and Falls, Safe and Well – Video

Dementia Friendly Environments Checklist

Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

Rotherham DAA holds regular meetings and members only need attend meeting where the content is of interest to them or that they wish to bring an issue or contribution to. Currently there are 145 members from a range of different organisations.

For information please follow the link below:

Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance