Key Dementia Subjects

Personal stories

A collection of personal stories and examples of everyday experiences of people living with dementia

Dementia-friendly Commissioning

Information that helps those involved in service commissioning and strategic planning for people with dementia

Dementia-friendly Provision

Case studies and documents to help you manage or provide: extra care and supported housing, specialist care and support services, and assistive technology

Dementia-friendly Design

How you can design and change the living environment for people with dementia, including extra care housing

Dementia-friendly Communities

Good practice examples and suggestions about how the wider community can be more welcoming and user-friendly for people living with dementia

Practice, Workforce and Training

Good practice advice and guidance for front-line staff and managers working with people who have dementia


Information on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the legislative framework for deprivation of liberty as they relate to the housing sector and dementia

Dementia Action Alliance

What it is, how to join, and useful information from DAA meetings

Dementia Sites

Useful links to other sources of dementia-related information and resources

Key resources

Dementia Friendly Housing Charter: A guidance toolkit for a dementia-friendly approach to housing

Launched at the Housing LIN 2017 annual conference, this Dementia-Friendly Housing Charter is aimed at the full range of housing sector professionals across all tenures. It aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice.

Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020

This report from the Prime Minister sets out the areas where the government believes it will be necessary for society to take sustained action in order to deliver this vision and to truly transform dementia care, support and research by 2020.

Dementia and housing: An assessment tool for local commissioning

Commissioned by Public Health England in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, the Local Government Association and the Housing LIN, this self-assessment tool focuses on local commissioning processes and decision-making.

MAKING A START - Dementia - Skilling The General Needs Housing Workforce

Supported by the Housing LIN and written by Sue Garwood on behalf of the Dementia and Housing Working Group, this new report and Resource Pack is aimed at providing information to assist housing providers in equipping their workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people who have dementia.

Independent Evaluation of The Guinness Partnership’s Dementia Project

The Housing LIN was commissioned by The Guinness Partnership to undertake an independent evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation.

Individuals with dementia living in extra care housing: an initial exploration of the practicalities and possibilities

This Housing LIN Report draws together the responses from a national questionnaire we sent earlier on in 2016, which aim was to gather a national picture of how organisations support people with dementia to move into or to stay within an extra care scheme.

Assistive technology as a means of supporting people with dementia: A Review

To coincide with the Housing LIN's involvement in the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia, we have published this helpful review of how AT can support people with dementia.

In Focus: Housing and Dementia

This brochure gives an overview of the Housing LIN's work to create a better understanding on the links between housing and dementia and promote our related online learning and regional improvement services.

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