Join the 20 housing organisations already using the Housing and Dementia Framework: find out how at our event

There are over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and the housing sector plays a central role in helping them to live well.

The Housing and Dementia Framework was launched by Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland in October 2019. The ihub's Focus on Dementia and Place Home and Housing portfolios were both involved in this improvement initiative.

A new series of interactive online workshops mark the one year anniversary of its publication. The first session is at 14:00–15:30 on 26 November 2020.

Housing organisations using the framework
The framework is designed to support housing organisations to think about how they can better support people to live well with dementia. It sets out five outcomes that are important for people living with dementia, their families and carers. These are underpinned by 11 commitments that housing organisations should already be achieving or working towards.

Housing organisations are encouraged to use the framework and commit to continuously improve the way they deliver dementia-friendly services and design.

Ruth Robin, Place Home and Housing Portfolio Lead at Healthcare Improvement Scotland said:

"It has been heartening to see the continual commitment of housing organisations to improving how they support people living with dementia.

Twenty housing organisations have now signed up to use the housing and dementia practice framework and this webinar series is an opportunity to join this growing community within Scotland’s housing sector.

By using the framework tool, housing organisations will have a robust basis from which they can further support the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia at home."

Join the online workshop on 26 November
This session introduces the framework, explores its key principles and outlines how it is used by housing organisations to complement their current work.

The session runs from 14:00-15:30 on 26 November 2020.

To find out more and register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-the-housing-and-dementia-practice-framework-tickets-126560611195

Download your copy of the framework from the Chartered Institute of Housing website.