About the Dementia and Housing Working Group

D&HWG brings together a wide range of stakeholders to focus specifically on housing and dementia with a view to promoting the role of the housing sector in enabling people with dementia to live independently in a suitable home environment in accordance with their needs and aspirations. 

The housing sector includes:

  1. Organisations which design, develop, adapt, repair or manage housing
  2. A large workforce with varied roles from home adaptations and essential repairs, to housing management, information, advice and support
  3. A range of services apart from housing provision delivered by housing organisations, sometimes in partnership with others, such as dementia cafés, home from hospital schemes, telecare services, support, and other wellbeing services

D&HWG aims to:

Forge partnerships

  • Forge links and partnerships across health, social care and housing and encourage positive relationships, to develop a coordinated approach to supporting people with dementia

Awareness raising

  • Increase awareness and understanding of dementia across housing sector
  • Improve awareness and understanding amongst statutory and voluntary sector health and social care professionals of the relevance and importance of housing and related services in enabling people with dementia, their families and communities to live well


  • Encourage and assist the housing sector to become as dementia-friendly as possible in the way they operate, and to contribute to making the communities within which they work dementia-friendly


  • Encourage integrated care and support pathways that include housing options, housing sector staff and housing-related services for people with dementia through all stages from prevention to end-of-life care‚Äč

Contact us

Vanessa Pritchard-Wilkes, Housing21