[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011].
Innovations in Dementia is a community interest company which supplies innovative ideas to improve quality of life for people with dementia.
Note: Community Interest Companies (CICS) are registered limited companies, created for people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.
Innovations in Dementia has been set up to work nationally with people with dementia, partner organisations and professionals with the aim of developing and testing projects that will enhance the lives of people with dementia.
Outcomes from these projects will, it is hoped, influence approaches to dementia care and support so that they may become more creative, positive and enabling.
Innovations in Dementia aims to work collaboratively with people with dementia, and to provide advice and training to organisations to help them develop more positive care and support services for people with dementia. The company is established on the premise that people with dementia should:
- Be enabled to experience all that life has to offer.
- Receive appropriate and sensitive support to access opportunities.
- Take an active part in the opportunities and decisions that affect their lives.
One of the central pieces of research this company has been involved in, for the Department of Health, involves investigating how best to foster the development of “dementia capable communities“. For more information, read the “think piece” enclosed in a recent report: Dementia and the Big Society: report from Think Tank 16th February 2011.
Their email dress is: firstname.lastname@example.org.