Welcome to the Dementia Housing Working Group news and resources section, which includes information about our latest news and blogs. Our blogs aim to share thoughts and learning from a wide range of stakeholders to focus specifically on housing and dementia.
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- Dementia Housing Working Group identifies a lack of national focus on dementia friendly housing standards
News story about the relaunch of the DHWG in May 2023.
The Dementia and Housing Working Group relaunches (opens new window)
May 2023 - CIH guest blog by Vanessa Pritchard-Wilkes
- National housing group call out for new members affected by dementia
The Dementia and Housing Working Group are inviting new members living with dementia or caring for loved one with dementia.
- Looking to appoint a Board Dementia Champion? The DHWG provides an outline specification
Following the launch the new Dementia and Housing Padlet, the DHWG are seeking a Board Dementia Champion to provide leadership that helps the organisation to find ways of improving its housing and services to people with dementia and their carers.
- A new information sharing resource on housing and dementia launched today
The dementia information hub is home for all the best information, advice, and support for people with dementia, their families, and carers as well as policy makers, practitioners, and academics. It is an ever-growing and developing resource, which pools together the existing assistance, guidance, and research on dementia.
- A Dementia and Housing Working Group resource on design and technology
The Dementia and Housing Working Group has developed a “go to” resource for easy access to Dementia-Friendly design and technology information and guidance to support the delivery of Recommendation 34 of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry report.
- Home Design: Dementia - Designing the homes of the future for people affected by dementia
The DHWG is launching an exciting new event which will look at the impact of design in the home on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. During the conference there will be up to ten, short presentations lasting no longer than 10 mins. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for oral presentations by completing the attached form and emailing it to: Vanessa.Pritchard-Wilkes@housing21.org.uk by 1 August 2019.
- MAKING A START - Dementia - Skilling The General Needs Housing Workforce (opens new window)
Supported by the Housing LIN and written by Sue Garwood on behalf of the Dementia and Housing Working Group, this new report and Resource Pack is aimed at providing information to assist housing providers in equipping their workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people who have dementia. The work is targeted at general needs housing providers but is also likely to be useful to specialist and private sector providers, as well as training organisations.
- Dementia: Finding housing solutions (opens new window)
This report shows for the first time how good adapted housing can play a crucial role in supporting people living with dementia. Published by the National Housing Federation, the Dementia Services Development Centre, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, and Foundations, the report explores how integrating housing into the dementia care pathway can deliver better outcomes for people with dementia.
- The DSDC Virtual Care Home, offers online access to design ideas (opens new window)
The Virtual Care Home is an online resource that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care home settings or people's own homes.
- DAA Dementia Friendly Physical Environments Checklist (opens new window)
Based on - Innovations in Dementia, a Community Interest Company, whose original check list formed the basis of this checklist and the Bradford Alzheimer's Society; who further developed this checklist