A community minded app for people with dementia if they are missing
How does it work?
Download the all new Purple Alert Scotland app
How it all started
In 2015 we looked at how we could harness the power of communities to make walking safer for people with dementia. After 32 months of designing, developing and testing we launched the app in 2017, which by then aligned with the newly published National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland. The app was an instant success and was being used throughout Scotland, but it also became a benchmark internationally, in the field of ‘missing’.
In 2020 the app was completely redesigned and relaunched, taking into account the added challenges of Covid-19 and all that we learned in the first 2 years since launch.
Although Purple Alert core functionality has been the same since day one, we have been working with our partners (Police Scotland, Scottish Government, Missing People, NHS, HSCP’s to name a few) to ensure all the existing services are aligned before, during and after someone with dementia is missing.
Below you can find some of these resources and services. They have been developed together with our partners and the families affected by dementia, with the goal of making Scotland a safer place in regard to missing.
We have some ambitious and innovative ideas to keep Purple Alert a pioneering service with people with dementia’s wellbeing at its core. Some of these ideas are at embryonic stage and require funding, some are being piloted and will be hopefully implemented nation-wide.
Work in progress
Purple Alert Technical Support
Please note that Purple Alert is not an Emergency Service. If someone is missing, please dial 999 immediately.
If you require further assistance, please contact us on [email protected].
We are a small team and we will try answer your queries within 7-10 working days.