Dementia-friendly housing charter: guidance on delivering a dementia-friendly approach to housing

MOORE Bruce, et al
Alzheimer's Society
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This charter aims to inform professionals working in the housing sector on how housing, its design and supporting services can help improve and maintain the wellbeing of people living with dementia. It aims to help the housing sector to become more aware of the challenges of living with dementia, improve their home environments, and encourage consistency and good practice. It provides practical information, advice and examples of good practice from across the sector on addressing dementia-related housing needs. It looks at the difference that suitable housing can make, the scale of the challenge, and how to bring about change so that staff, building design and systems and processes taken into account the needs of people living with dementia. The charter also includes a number of commitments which organisations are encouraged to sign up to and deliver. The commitments cover three areas: people, places, and processes and systems are intended as a guide for activity or to inform an organisations current work on dementia. Links to additional resources and relevant organisations are included. (Edited publisher abstract)

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dementia, housing, building design, assistive technology, home adaptations, home improvements, case studies, good practice;
Content type:
practice guidance
United Kingdom
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