Webinar: Dementia-friendly housing charter
- Event Date:
- Thursday 15 June 2017
- 2-3pm. On computer and phone
The dementia-friendly housing charter was launched on Friday 24 March at The Housing Learning and Improvement Network Conference at the Kia Oval in London.
The overall aim of the charter is to help housing professionals better understand dementia and how housing, its design and supporting services can help improve and maintain the wellbeing of people affected.
The charter, developed in partnership with Housing and Care 21, is the latest innovation from Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities programme, which aims to ensure people affected by dementia feel understood and included in all aspects of community life. It is a key deliverable from the Prime Ministers 2020 challenge on dementia.
It aims to enable all professionals working in the housing sector, from planners, architects and developers to landlords, housing managers and handypersons, to embed best practice to support people living with dementia in their homes, minimise risk and enhance their wellbeing.
Simple additions and adaptations that can be made to help people with dementia include simple initiatives and adaptations, such as wet rooms, sensory lights, different coloured front doors, open plan living and plug sockets at eye level.
This webinar will introduce you to the aims of the charter, explain how you can use it to help your organisation address the challenges posed by dementia and answer any questions which you may have.
Please note that this is only open to the first 100 that call in on the day - it may be worth considering sharing a phone line with colleagues.