Tag Archives: Housing and Care for Older People

Practical Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments: the Access Audit (Innovations in Dementia)

Summary Innovations in Dementia (ID) have produced a quick checklist on how to perform an audit with the aim of making buildings more suitable for people with dementia. The “access audit” includes an assessment of how persons with dementia typically … Continue reading

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Housing With Care to Promote Independent Living (BBC News / Demos / Age UK)

Summary Paul Burstow, the former Care Services Minister, has proposed that surplus NHS land could be used for building dedicated housing for older people. This is just one of a number of suggestions to encourage investment in extra care housing … Continue reading

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Dementia Friendly Housing Organisations (Orbit Charitable Trust / Housing LIN)

Summary The Orbit Charitable Trust has produced a guide for smaller housing associations, and other housing providers, explaining how social landlords can improve their support for older people living with dementia. Guidance is provided on improving residents’ quality of life … Continue reading

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Extra Care Housing at Bletchley Park (Housing LIN)

Summary Flowers House is an extra care housing scheme with 34 flats providing assisted living for people with dementia in Bletchley, near Milton Keynes. It is built on the site of the former code-breaking Bletchley Park. Flowers House offers a … Continue reading

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National Housing for Older People Awards (Housing LIN)

Summary The National Housing for Older People Awards celebrate the best specialist housing for older people in the UK. The award winner in the category for the most innovative extra care housing scheme has been won by Oakwood Lodge (managed … Continue reading

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Housing and Dementia Project (CIH Scotland and DSDC)

Summary The “Improving Housing and Housing Services for People with Dementia” project, also known as the housing and dementia project, is run by CIH Scotland and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). Information resources are available online. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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