Herbert Protocol – keep people with dementia safe and sound
We are supporting the launch of the Herbert Protocol.
This national scheme encourages carers to pull together vital details about the person they look after so that they can be used if they go missing. Information might include medication, contact numbers, previous addresses and a recent photograph.
In the event of the person going missing, the form can be given to the police so they don’t need to gather this information, saving important investigation time.
The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.
We are working with Making Space, Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance, Mirfield Health Centre and Meltham Group Practice to offer specialist Dementia cafés.
The café’s provide a local, friendly, social setting for people affected with memory problems and their carers. There are also specialist dementia advisors on hand to offer advice and support.
- Mirfield Dementia Café meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 1pm to 3pm at Mirfield Library
- Meltham Dementia Café takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Meltham Group Practice
Everyone is welcome at these sessions and there is no need to book.
Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet Member for Prevention, Early Intervention and vulnerable adults said:
“Dementia cafés are a great opportunity for people to enjoy a chat with others on a similar journey, over a cuppa, whilst receiving emotional and practical support.”
“This year it is predicted that there will be 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK; with numbers set to rise to 1 million in ten years’ time. By giving people the vital information and support they need we can help them to take control of the condition, hopefully going some way towards limiting its effects.”
More information on dealing with dementia