Partnership Creates Dementia Care Synergies in Sheltered Housing

This paper was first published in April 2009 in the Journal of Care Services Management, and is available free of charge for a 6-month period by kind permission of Maney Publishing ( (opens new window)). It describes the development of a dementia service by sheltered housing provider, Sanctuary Group and the Cambridge branch of the Alzheimer's Society.The service provides easier access to early intervention, preventative work and raises awareness about dementia and its management in the community, resulting in some very positive outcomes. Built up over a number of years, the partnership has allowed synergies to be created, combining resources and skills to deliver substantially more than would be achieved by working separately.