Cleveland Police Support Dementia Action Week

Today is the beginning of #DementiaAwarenessWeek and Cleveland Police continues to support individuals suffering from Dementia.

A number of officers and staff within the Force have become Dementia Friends, as well as Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Some staff have now become Dementia Champions and can offer Dementia Friend sessions.

Cleveland Police also promotes the use of the national scheme The Herbert Protocol – Safe & Found which encourages families, friends, carers or neighbours of people with dementia to hold information about them that can help police find them if they go missing.

This scheme is operated via a form which can be completed online or collected from your local police station. The form includes information about medication, descriptions and photographs of the individual.

Alongside this, the Force has also previously teamed up with local care homes in Stockton and Redcar to provide a safe haven for people with dementia.

Dementia Action Week runs from the 20th until the 26th of May.