Yes, Objective 10 of the National Dementia Strategy recognises that the housing sector can make a significant contribution to helping people with dementia to live as well as possible. Objective 10 can be found on page 55 of the strategy Living well with dementia: A national Strategy (opens new window) itself.
Further useful information on housing and dementia includes:
- Housing LIN Briefing No29 - Living well with dementia: A national Strategy, summarises the key points, highlighting those relevant to housing-related services. It outlines the role the housing sector can play in meeting the Strategy objectives, with examples. One objective, number 10 relates specifically to housing, but several other objectives are also relevant.
- Housing LIN Policy briefing No22 - Housing sector role in delivering the National Dementia Strategy outlines the potential role of the housing sector, and what is needed from policy shapers and commissioners as well as the sector to fulfil this potential.
A number of Powerpoint presentations summarising the strategy from the housing sector's perspective have been made at regional Housing LIN events.
- The following was presented at the East Midlands regional LIN meeting on 6th July 2009 (opens new window). Scroll down this event's page and click on "Living well with dementia: A housing perspective with examples of innovation" under event documents. It gives a good overview of the strategy with some good examples including Extra Care.