East of England Ambulance Service launches drive to be first dementia friendly trust in UK
- Credit: Archant
An action plan is being put in place by the region's ambulance service as part of its plan to become the UK's first dementia friendly trust.
Bosses have been working with the Alzheimer's Society and have signed up to the region's Dementia Action Alliance as part of their new dementia strategy.
Members of the alliance are now required make a pledge to take action and improve their services for people with dementia.
Chiefs have committed to offering dementia awareness training to all staff and developing dementia-friendly environments.
They are also pledging to appoint a dementia lead and hope to provide a strong voice for people affected by dementia by seeking and acting on feedback.
You may also want to watch:
Mental health lead Duncan Moore said: 'We recognise dementia is becoming more common in the patients we respond to, this affects not only the patient but families and carers as well.
'We recognise that we need to expand our training and education with patient facing staff, to support people living with dementia going forward.'
- 1 Fire crews battling large house blaze
- 2 £6.1m shopping street revamp will take half of 2022 to complete
- 3 Seven cosy pubs to visit in Norfolk this winter
- 4 Roof collapses into home after major blaze engulfs it
- 5 Councils could spend millions to buy former Aviva office for new HQ
- 6 Family forced to live in tent after maggots and rats found in home
- 7 Three cars crash and two end up in ditches on rural road
- 8 Jailed this week: Primark brawl, attempted murder and abuse
- 9 What might happen to former Debenhams store in city centre?
- 10 Man arrested on suspicion of stalking after notes left on women's cars