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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Partners Unite to Help the Elderly

22/09/2009

Over 60 partner organisations from across the Moorlands and Newcastle have teamed up to consider how they can unite together to help elderly people within the local community continue to live safely and independently in their homes.

At the event, which was opened by Moorlands Area Commander Tim Hyde, a presentation was given by each agency highlighting methods which are currently being carried out to support elderly and vulnerable citizens in the community.

The aim of the event was for the partner organisations to share best practice and raise awareness of current schemes which are running, such as assessments of adult social care needs and home fire risk checks so that citizens can be referred.

Assistant Area Commander Mick Daniels said: “From a Fire Service perspective, the event was very much a success and it was a great opportunity to work with agencies who are all trying to achieve the same objectives as us. We gave a presentation detailing our Olive Branch initiative and the Service’s More For Less  campaign.”

"From a Fire Service perspective, the event was very much a success and it was a great opportunity to work with agencies who are all trying to achieve the same objectives as us."

Assistant Area Commander Mick Daniels

Partners include Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Police, Aspire, Moorlands Housing, Social Care and Health, independent providers, Borough and District Councils, and other health and third sector organisations.