Dementia Friendly Emergency Services

Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Emergency Service

Staff in Fire, Police and Ambulance services looking at a document with fire engine in the background.

The Emergency Services play a vital role in the safety and wellbeing of people living with dementia and those caring for people with dementia.

Our Emergency Services Strategic Commitment on dementia sets our three areas where organisations can collaboratively develop their people, places and policies to support people affected by dementia. We can provide information and guidance, including some basic actions you can take to work towards becoming more dementia-friendly.

We'd like to hear about what work you are already doing, and have support mechanisms at national, regional and local levels to help you develop your work. Many services have introduced plans and are working towards becoming dementia friendly, so we're keen to share good practice.

Please contact us to find out more at

What else can you do?

  • Sign up to the Emergency Services Strategic Commitment on dementia, to work together towards becoming a dementia friendly organisation (signed by the National Police Chiefs' Council, National Fire Chief's Council and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives)
  • Sign your organisation up to the Dementia Friends programme to become a more dementia-friendly workplace
  • Contact to find out about what is happening in your local community

Further information

Find out more information about local services in your area.