Living well at home: Housing and dementia in Scotland

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The National Housing and Dementia Forum launch their final report 'Living well at home: Housing and dementia in Scotland' making recommendations on changes needed to improve housing outcomes for people living with dementia.

It highlights the need for tenure blind services to ensure people can access help when needed, regardless of their housing tenure. The report also advocates the importance of initiating conversations about housing much earlier, tackling the stigma around ageing and ensuring housing and health & social care partners work closely to guarantee the best outcomes for people living with dementia, their families, and carers.

On reviewing the report Kevin Stewart MSP, said:

“This report comes at a good time as the Scottish Government starts work to develop a new dementia strategy for Scotland. Learning from the recommendations in this report and great practice in places like Varis Court is something I am keen for the new strategy to embrace. I look forward to working together with people with lived experience of dementia and other partners to deliver a strategy that keeps Scotland at the forefront of Dementia Policy internationally.”

This report has been developed with input from stakeholders from across housing and the built environment, health and social care, the third sector and people living with dementia.

The recommendations provide a basis for the Scottish Government to support improved outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and their carers.