Partnership Working for a Healthy Ageing Cafe

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 a weekly service for people with dementia and their carers using the communal lounge of a sheltered housing scheme. It was developed in partnership by a branch of the Alzheimer's Society and a housing association. The paper outlines how the service works and explores the role of the scheme manager and tenants.