Initiative Tracker Scheme for Dementia awarded Force For Good grant
MERSEYSIDE based initiative, Tracker
Scheme for Dementia Patients receives ₤100 grant in Police Mutual's national
community sponsorship programme, Force for Good. Merseyside Police Force where
Tracker Scheme is based had nine winning initiatives, which together received
over ₤2,000 in charitable contributions from Police Mutual.
Local Community Sergeant Philip Cowin nominated Tracker Scheme for Dementia
Patients, which is co run by Sefton Carers Trust and Merseyside Police to help
local people whose relatives are suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia and
regularly go missing. In response to this need, Merseyside Police and Sefton
Carers Trust have started using ArchAngel tracker devices to trace the missing
person, avoid any kind of incident and keep the family informed.
Philip explains:- "The initiate provides reassurance to the family of a
Dementia sufferer and means that the Dementia sufferer themselves is found
earlier which can prevent a tragic outcome. Police Mutual's Force For Good grant
will support poorer families with the cost of an ArchAngel tracker, which is
usually ₤5 per month, making it a 'life saver' for many."