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LSAB News September 2017

Silver Sunday - 1st October 2017


Do you need help with your care but don’t know where to start?

The social care system can be confusing, so Independent Age have created a new section on their website: ‘How to get the care advice you need. There you can answer a few simple questions and you’ll be directed to content on their site that’s relevant to you. If you want, they will email you a summary of your results.

It could be that you are on your own and want someone to help you when you have an assessment or you’ve been waiting a long time and things have got worse. Or even that there’s a problem with your care services but no one is helping you to sort it out.

If you don’t know where to start, take a couple of minutes to answer a few questions and they’ll direct you to the information that’s most relevant to you.

Visit ‘How to get the care advice you need’ on their website and get the personalised information you need emailed to you.


Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews

This project undertook an analysis of the nature and content of 27 safeguarding adults reviews (SAR's) commissioned and completed by London Safeguarding Adults Boards since the implementation of the Care Act on 1st April 2015.

Read the review report to find out the thought provoking results from the project.


The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which is being introduced in Essex by Essex Police, in partnership with other agencies, including Alzheimer’s Society, Essex Search and RescueEssex County Council and the unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend. The scheme encourages carers to complete a form compiled of useful information, which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person with dementia going missing.

The form contains questions for carers, family members or friends to complete in advance, recording all vital details, including medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located or attended, a photograph, associates, daily routine etc. In the event of a person with dementia going missing, the form can be easily handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering the relevant information, and assist with a quick time focussed response to the missing person.

The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

The completed form will be the responsibility of the family or carer to keep it regularly updated with any new, relevant information, such as a change in medication.

Find out more about the Herbert Protocol


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