On Friday 2nd July, the Housing LIN hosted an inaugural invite-only meeting of the Housing and Dementia’s Leaders’ Group, comprising of senior executives of housing associations and partners from the Demantia and Housing Working Group.
The meeting was established to meet the challenge laid down by Lord Best – chair of the recent APPG on Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry into housing and dementia, and who we offer a special thanks to for giving up his time to join us – for the Working Group members and other networks and consortia, to work together to take forward the actions from the recent APPG Inquiry report.
During the roundtable discussion, organisations shared:
- What actions they had already taken from the recommendations set out in the APPG report.
- What other learning, research, scheme developments and innovations in housing and dementia they were working on
- Whether or not there’s a need for a Leaders’ Group to support further adoption of the APPG Groups’ recommendations and if it would drive forward sector changes.
Originally set up by the National Housing Federation in 2008, the Dementia and Housing Working Group (opens new window) aims to promote the contribution of the housing sector to improving the health and wellbeing and quality of life for people living with dementia.