Dementia and Fire Safety Collaborative Working

Short Title Dementia and Fire Safety
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Southern Health FT
Contact Name Ian Douglas
Contact Email
Web Link
Sector Hospital/Acute Care Community
Region Hampshire
Postcode PO91BW
Active Yes

Difficult for Fire Service to identify people with dementia; major factor in increasing someone’s risk of injury or death from fire in the home. OPMH not assessing fire safety before discharge

4 questions:

1. Is there an ignition source at home
2. What means of detecting a fire, raising the alarm and summoning help in place?
3. Is there a clear route of escape?
4. Is the service user mobile?


If the questions highlight a fire risk we can simply refer to the fire service for a free home safety visit.

Online referral is easy and takes no more than five minutes!

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