Checklist for Dementia Friendly Communities (Housing Learning and Improvement Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012].


This checklist for developing dementia friendly environments at the housing level offers a list of useful points to consider when designing dementia friendly communities. It summarises the main design principles set out in the Housing LIN Viewpoint No.25 “Breaking New Ground: The Quest for Dementia Friendly Communities” report from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN). Some of the main topic areas include:

  1. Familiar environments.
  2. Legible environments.
  3. Distinctive environments.
  4. Accessible environments.
  5. Safe environments.
  6. Comfortable environments.

The editor of this checklist intends it to be a catalyst for developing the robust evidence-base required for the housing with care field. The Housing LIN and its members are engaged in planning, designing and delivering housing suitable for older people with dementia.

Full Text Link


Porteus, J. [ed.] (2012). At a glance: a checklist for developing dementia friendly communities. London: Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), June 2012.


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