The Green House® Model of personalised care originated in the USA about a decade ago. Housing & Care 21 (formerly Housing 21) translated the Green House® model, adapting it to dementia care home living to achieve an example of supporting people with dementia to live more independently in a cluster of one bedroomed flats. The Housing LIN Case Study No 96 “Beeches Manor Wokingham: a template for Dementia Housing with Care” describes an example of a facility for dignified independent living with care for people living with dementia and learning disabilities.
Reasons for the currently low take-up of these single-room apartments are explored.
Morrison, A. (2014). Beeches Manor Wokingham: a template for dementia housing with care. London: Housing Learning and Improvement Network, September 29th 2014. Housing LIN Case Study No. 96.
Brownie, S. [and] Nancarrow, S. (2013). Effects of person-centered care on residents and staff in aged-care facilities: a systematic review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Housing Services for Older People: Scheme Managers Dementia Training Programme
Possibly also of interest, Sitra, the Association of Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester, and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) are offering a training programme for managers in the housing sector, entitled the Dementia Leaders Programme for the Housing Sector. This course, in the West Midlands, has the support of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).