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National interest and recognition

The TSSO role has attracted national interest due to its innovative and collaborative approach. This has seen senior officers from other areas visit Cornwall in order for them to gain a view of the role. These visits provide our services with a great opportunity to demonstrate the ground breaking work that has been carried out since the start of the pilot in 2014. Our team have also completed a number of out of force visits to police forces and fire services in order to understand other similar projects being piloted and to discuss our own.

In December 2015 the TSSO role received national recognition following the receipt of an award for ‘Excellence in Fire and Rescue’ in the collaboration and innovation category. In 2017 the role again received national recognition following a nomination at the ‘Alarm Awards’ in Manchester where the role received a ‘Highly Commended Award’ following the positive work that had been carried out.

Rob Horton, Responder Manager leads on this initiative.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate