The National Housing Federation (NHF) and HACT have published a broad-ranging briefing which clarifies the various roles that housing associations can have in working to transform dementia care pathways. Health and social care commissioners are encouraged to collaborate with local housing providers on developing better coordinated pathways of support for the individuals and families living with dementia. Section headings in this document comprise:
- Time to think differently.
- Investing in prevention.
- Promoting good mental health in later life.
- Tackling inequality.
- Recognition and diagnosis.
- The case for timely diagnosis.
- How housing can help.
- Using housing data and intelligence.
- Supporting carers.
- Helping people to live well with dementia.
- Community-based support.
- Added economic benefits.
- Meeting changing needs.
- The right help at the right time.
- Environmental design and adaptations.
- Responding to crises.
- Building for the future.
- Using public sector land.
- End of life care.
- Discussion and key messages.
- A prescription for change.
- Six steps to transformation.
- Checklist for further action.
Transforming care pathways for people with dementia: linking housing, health and social care. London: National Housing Federation and HACT, October 12th 2015.