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Staffordshire Is To Host National Conference

11/09/2014

A national conference exploring mental health and assistive technology is to be held in Staffordshire next week.

“This national conference will give representatives from a whole host of organisations the opportunity to put their heads together and share ideas and experiences with the aim of improving the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities."

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting the high profile event on Thursday, September 18 which will attract delegates from all over the country.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford will lead the meeting at Branston Golf and Country Club in Burton. It will be his first official engagement as President of the Chief Fire Officers Association.

There will be keynote speakers from Chester University, the University of Ulster, NHS England, the Chief Fire Officers Association and The Wisdom Factory CIC.

They will be looking at how organisations can help older and vulnerable members of the community to stay safe and as independent as possible.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “This national conference will give representatives from a whole host of organisations the opportunity to put their heads together and share ideas and experiences with the aim of improving the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

“Experts in the field of mental health and assistive technology, which is becoming an ever increasing tool in our kit, will be discussing the challenges we face as organisations in our quest to help people who are in the greatest need of our support.

“We will be looking into how we can work more closely together to communicate not only with the individuals directly affected by these issues but also with their friends and families too. I strongly believe that by pooling our resources we can make a real difference to people and, ultimately, save lives.”

In an emergency dial 999. For all other non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills.