Housing Options for Older People

Looking ahead to 2026, the rising number of older people, combined with increased longevity, will create a much greater need for properties suitable for the impaired and averagely frail very old. This calls for a commitment to new ‘lifetime’ homes, constructed with the lifestyles of older people in mind. There is a need to plan […]

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Assistive technology as a means of supporting people with dementia A Review

To coincide with the Housing LIN’s involvement in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, we have published this helpful review of how AT can support people with dementia. Co-authored by Tahir Idris and Steve Bonner, they indicate that awareness of the products, devices and solutions available is still sketchy and variable around the UK and […]

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Accommodation options for older people who have dementia FS16

There is an increasing range of options available for the accommodation and care of people who have dementia. Some people with dementia are now being diagnosed at an early stage when they remain relatively able and can make their own decisions. Early diagnosis increases the possibility of there being a range of accommodation options available. […]

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Duddon Mews Extra Care Scheme for People with Mental Health Problems and Physical Frailty in Cumbria

Case Study 36 describes a small extra care scheme and day centre targeted primarily at older people with dementia.

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Improving services and support for older people with mental health problems

The second and final report of a UK enquiry, whose first report ‘Promoting mental health and well-being in later life’ was published in 2006.

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Dementia supporting people with dementia and their carers

Written for people with dementia and their carers. It explains the NICE and SCIE guideline. Aims to help people understand the support and treatment options that should be available in the NHS and social care.

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Opening Doors to Independence a longitudinal study exploring the contribution of extra care housing to the care and support of older people with dementia

This report, with the support of an Innovation & Good Practice grant from the Housing Corporation, is based on research tracking people with dementia living in Housing 21’s extra care schemes. The findings conclude that extra care has a role in providing housing and care for people with dementia.

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Home Care Service for People with Dementia in Poole

Housing LIN Case Study no 13. An example of pioneering specialist home care service for people with dementia living in their own homes within the Borough of Poole in Dorset

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