Fire truck wrapped up for Warwickshire’s residents living with dementia
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) has unveiled a new look fire engine to highlight its commitment to support dementia in partnership with the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society and Warwickshire County Council (WCC).
The artwork has been specifically developed to provide people living with dementia, family and friends with the support and information needed to access key services for a loved one who may be living with Dementia.
The fire engine will continue to be used to respond to emergency incidents and community visits, but it will also highlight the fire service’s support of those living with dementia while it is out and about in Warwickshire keeping our communities safe.
It is estimated that there are currently 7,600 people in Warwickshire living with dementia. This number is expected to rise to just over 11,000 in the next ten years.
Throughout 2019, WCC has encouraged their workforce and the wider community to increase their understanding of dementia. There are now nearly 30,000 Dementia Friends across the county.
Many of WFRS staff have become Dementia Friends, so why not support them and find out more about dementia and become a Dementia Friend. Please visit Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia website to find out more: https://dementia.warwickshire.gov.uk/