Pozzoni Architecture Ltd

As architects we support the National Dementia Declaration through our designs. We create enabling and supportive environments for people with dementia.www.pozzoni.co.uk

Updated:
8 July 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Utility, Care, Businesses and shops, Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Trafford Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As architects Pozzoni can support the National Dementia Declaration and Trafford Dementia Action Alliance through our designs for the built environments.

People with dementia can be more sensitive to their surroundings and good design can create enabling and supportive environments that positively contribute to the quality of life of people with dementia and those who care for them. Design is one, but a very important, aspect of a person-centred care approach.

Pozzoni are currently working in partnership with many care providers and Dementia Action Alliance members, and we seek to share knowledge, best practice and lessons learnt to enlighten, influence and deliver the best environments for people with dementia.

Within Trafford Pozzoni have worked with the Sale Square Mile team with the aim of making Sale a dementia-friendly town and with the Altrincham Neighbourhood Business Plan; working to regenerate Altrincham Town Centre and to include dementia friendly design within redevelopment proposals.

We develop our designs through consultations with people with dementia and carers to translate their aspirations, expectations and requirements, combined with theory and best practice, into a built form that can positively influence their well-being and compensate for impairments. Design also has a role in allowing care providers to deliver care in an efficient, supportive and non-institutional way.

Completed Pozzoni schemes have won national and international awards for their dementia design and we continue to work with our clients to strive for innovation.

Outside of our role of designing for dementia with commissioned projects, we also have an advisory role which is detailed in our response to Question 3 below.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Challenges that we face include:

  • A need to enlighten a wide range of influential people, including care staff, providers and local authorities, to the benefits of good dementia design.
  • This extends beyond the care sector to commercial developers and a need to enlighten such people as to the benefits of dementia design on all building types and to the built environment generally.
  • Inflexible legislation which can stifle innovation and progress.
  • Care providers being able to access funding for works to their properties and cuts in Local Authority fees; both resulting in care providers being unable to invest in their premises.
  • The current threshold for private payers is making a move to a care environment unaffordable for most families, resulting in people with dementia living in their family homes, which may not be a suitable built environment for their condition

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2. Actions

  • Shared experiences and best practice

    We will continue to enlighten and influence the decision makers at all levels concerned with this sector. We have, and will continue to share our experiences, lessons learnt and best practice through a variety of formats. The individual actions listed below report on how this over-arching action is progressing.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Meetings with relevant entities

    Meetings with care providers, Local Authorities and other people who are concerned with the cause.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We have met with many care and housing providers to further our, and their, knowledge of issues for people with dementia and in particular design issues.

    We have been working with a Housing Association who will be developing their first dementia care home. We have hosted visits to other completed projects and conducted workshops to explain and demonstrate good dementia design.

    We have concluded hosting seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. These seminars have been held at Exeter, Bath, London, Cambridge, Crawley, Reading, Leeds and Birmingham

    At the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium annual meeting we presented examples of dementia design abroad

    Two presentations were conducted at the International Dementia Conference: Dementia design in Japan and a study of the benefits to people with dementia of creating a small shop in a care home

     ‘Making your home dementia friendly’ was the subject of a presentation to the Nursing and Residential care show

    We have been asked to join, and have attended an initial meeting, for the advisory panel for the 2016 Care Show

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We conducted a dementia design presentation to the Care and Support leads of the Homes and Community Agency during February 2015.

    We are also presenting a series of 14 seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. This quarter seminars have been held at Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Chelmsford and Gateshead

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to completed projects to share knowledge and best practice. This past quarter has included a delegation of care providers from Germany and Belgium, other architects and UK based care providers

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to completed projects to share knowledge and best practice. This has included care providers, Academics, and a delegation of care providers from the Netherlands.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to completed projects to share knowledge and best practice. This has included care providers, a County Council Commissioners, Academics, and a representative from Alzheimer'sAustralia.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    Ongoing progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to our completed projects to share our   experiences of designing for people with dementia and to obtain feedback and comments from residents, their families and staff. It is always interesting to see how visiting care providers view other operator's schemes which they can compare and contrast with their own facilities

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We continue to take care providers and consultants to visit our completed schemes. In the last quarter this has included a delegation of CEO’s from the care providers organisations that are members of the National Care Forum who visited schemes at Wigan and Manchester during October 2012. A delegation from the Singapore Government also came to visit the same schemes during November 2012.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

     We continue to host visits to our completed projects to share our   experiences of designing for people with dementia and to obtain feedback and comments from residents, their families and staff. It is always interesting to see how visiting care providers view other operator's schemes which they can compare and contrast with their own facilities. We are also exploring, in conjunction with a care provider, designing for a user group with very specific cultural requirements.

  • Dementia Design

    We seek to enlighten our commercial developer clients, who are not in the care sector, to the benefits of dementia design

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We have initiated discussions with leisure centre operators as to the benefits of creating dementia friendly leisure centres

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We met with and presented a seminar on Design for Ageing and Dementia Design to a major national building contractor. They are keen to learn more about this sector to ensure they are able to understand the reasoning behind the designs that they build.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to conduct 'Dementia Friends' information sessions to several organisations not directly involved with the care sector.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We have arranged to conduct 'Dementia Friends' information sessions to a variety of organisations, not all in the care sector. These include several housing associations looking to include dementia design amongst their existing and proposed general needs housing, sheltered housing and extra care housing stock, as well as aiming for all their staff to have a better understanding of dementia

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We have arranged to conduct 'Dementia Friends' information sessions to a variety of organisations, not all in the care sector. These include a law practice, medical centre, consultant surveyors, commercial property developers, building contractors. 

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We conducted a half-day seminar to the staff of a development/finance company on the benefits of dementia design

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We are hosting a breakfast seminar on Extra Care housing (to include dementia design) during June 2013 to the north-west branch of the 'Forum for the Built Enviornment.' Membership is a cross-section of private and commercial property and building sectors.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Ongoing progress

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

     We have conducted informal presentations on the benefits of dementia design to a variety of organisations across the property sector. These include managing agents, building contractors and project managers.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We are exploring an opportunity with a Housing Association for providing dementia care in the form of small individual properties at several different locations, rather than a single, larger care home.

  • Books Authors

    We are authors of the books ‘Designing Homes for People with Dementia’ and ‘Design for Ageing’

    Status:
    Completed

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Two of our designed projects, Eachstep, Manchester and Belong, Wigan have been featured as case studies of good dementia design in an international book ‘Design for Ageing’

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We have contributed a chapter, 'Making your care home enviornment more dementia friendly' to the book 'Not another care handbook, pearls of wisdom for care home managers'

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Active members

    We are members of, and actively contribute to: 

    National Care Forum The Housing and Dementia Research Consortium National Council for Palliative Care International Association of Housing and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) European Association of Housing and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA)

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    As a folow up to the presentation to the DAA Quarterly meeting during May 2014 we conducted a webinar during August 2014.

    We attended the international European Association of Housing and Services for Ageing (EAHSA) conference in Amsterdam during September 2014.

    We will be presenting 'Dementia Design' workshops at the Housing LIN southern and north-western annual conferences and the Northern housing conference during October and November 2014

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We participated in a panel debate at the February 2014 Housing LIN annual conference regarding dementia and extra care housing

    We attended the NCPC steering group meeting during February 2014 and the APPG meeting on Palliative Care during March 2014

    We attended a meeting of the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium during May 2014

    We conducted a presentation on designing for people with dementia at the DAA Quarterly Meeting during May 2014

    We have joined the ‘Architects for Health’ group. Whilst this is aimed more at clinical and medical design and designing for people with mental health issues, we will enlighten members as to the benefits of dementia design

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We have been asked to participate in a panel debate at the February 2014 Housing LIN annual conference regarding dementia and extra care housing

    We will attend the NCPC steering group meeting during February 2014

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We attended the NCF annual conference (May 2013): An excellent forum for sharing best practice.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Two of our completed care home designs have been submitted for the International IAHSA Design for Ageing exhibition which is part of the IAHSA Conference at Shanghai, November 2013.

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We sponsor, contribute and attend the annual National Care Forum  managers conference (November 2012) and attend the NCF annual lecture

    We have continued our discussions with the National Council for Palliative Care regarding design initiatives with their 2030 Vision: Building communities and environments to support people to live and die well

    David Hughes of Pozzoni is a trustee of the William Beveridge Foundation, a London based charity providing health and social care to third world countries. The foundation has received a substantial grant to raise awareness of dementia in Bangladesh. David undertook a visit to Bangladesh to see how the work of the foundation is improving the lives of older people in that country.

    From this visit, a session paper ‘Adopting western care approaches to a third world setting’ has been accepted for the international IAHSA Conference to be held in Shanghai during November 2013. Please also see Action no.5

     2012 - Third Quarter Update

     Not specifically mentioned

  • Shared knowledge

    Outside of our role of designing for dementia with commissioned projects, we will continue to Undertake post-occupancy evaluations of our completed projects so that lessons learnt can influence future projects and we share this knowledge

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    A post-occupancy evaluation of a dementia-friendly extra care development has been published as a case study on the Housing LIN website

    We have concluded hosting seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. These seminars have been held at Exeter, Bath, London, Cambridge, Crawley, Reading, Leeds and Birmingham

    At the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium annual meeting we presented examples of dementia design abroad

    Two presentations were conducted at the International Dementia Conference: Dementia design in Japan and a study of the benefits to people with dementia of creating a small shop in a care home

     ‘Making your home dementia friendly’ was the subject of a presentation to the Nursing and Residential care show

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We are also presenting a series of 14 seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. This quarter seminars have been held at Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Chelmsford and Gateshead

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to work with the RIBA to progress their collation of research on design for older people: this includes a seminar on 'how older people can shape the built enviornment' during October 2014 and a 'design for ageing' research seminar during November 2014

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We continue to work with the RIBA to progress their collation of research on design for older people and we will continue to work with the RIBA support this initiative.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We met with the RIBA during January 2014 to discuss their call for evidence on design for older people and will continue towork with the RIBA support this initative.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    the Royal Instiute of British Architects (RIBA) issued a call for evidence on reserch into design for older people. We have submitted a document based on 'lessons learnt' from our care and extra care schemes 

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We have submitted a proposal for a paper at the 2013 UK Dementia Congress on day care for people with dementia

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Brookside extra care village was published by the Housing LIN as a case study of dementia design (January 2013)

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    A case study of Brookside extra care village was presented at the UK Dementia Congress (November 2012). A case study of ‘of the same scheme will be published by the Housing LIN later in 2013 and also be featured by the online publication ‘Signpost: Journal of Dementia and Mental Health Care for Older People’ later in 2013.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    A post-occupancy evaluation of a completed large extra care scheme has been accepted as a presentation to the UK Dementia Congress later this year.

  • Input from Dementia Friendly Communities

    We will use the findings of the Dementia Friendly Communities group to inform our master planning designs and enlighten developer clients in this commercial sector

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We will be attending a roundtable discission on Dementia Friendly Communities, hosted by the Alzheimer's Society during June 2013

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Nothing to report

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

  • Enlighten and influence

    We will continue to enlighten and influence the decision makers at all levels concerned with this sector. We have, and will continue to share our experiences, lessons learnt and best practice through a variety of formats:

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    At the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium annual meeting we presented examples of dementia design abroad

    A post-occupancy evaluation of a dementia-friendly extra care development has been published as a case study on the Housing LIN website

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We conducted a dementia design presentation to the Care and Support leads of the Homes and Community Agency during February 2015.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We contributed to the DAA letter to the CQC regarding the importance of dementia friendly environments

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We met with the commissioners of a County Council to explain the principles of dementia design and the benefits to people with dementia during April 2014

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Meetings with care providers

    Meetings with care providers, Local Authorities and other people in a position of influence

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We have been working with a Housing Association who will be developing their first dementia care home. We have hosted visits to other completed projects and conducted workshops to explain and demonstrate good dementia design.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    A large dementia care development has been completed during August 2014 and we continue to host visits to share our experiences of designing for people with dementia and to obtain feedback and comments from residents, their families, and staff.

    We have undertaken a detailed post-occupancy evaluation of one of  our designed and completed extra care scheme, obtaining the views staff and residents

    We were also asked to visit a competed extra care scheme, designed by others, to advise on the dementia design aspects of the scheme

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to our completed projects to share our experiences of designing for people with dementia and to obtain feedback and comments from residents, their families, and staff.

    We have submitted for planning permission a large care and extra care scheme for a user group with very specific cultural requirements

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to host visits to our completed projects to share our experiences of designing for people with dementia and to obtain feedback and comments from residents, their families, and staff. It is always interesting to see how visiting care providers view another operators scheme which they can compare and contrast with their own facilities

    We are also exploring, in conjunction with a care provider, designing for a user group with very specific cultural requirements

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Enlighten our commercial developer clients

    We seek to enlighten our commercial developer clients, who are not in the care sector, to the benefits of dementia design

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We met with and presented a seminar on Design for Ageing and Dementia Design to a major national building contractor. They are keen to learn more about this sector to ensure they are able to understand the reasoning behind the designs that they build.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to work with a Housing Association developing their first dementia care project.

    A second housing provider has approached us as they also wish to provide dementia care in a new building

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We are working with a Housing Association to develop their first dementia care home project and are guiding them through the whole care sector, as this is a new venture for them

    We are exploring an opportunity with another Housing Association for providing dementia care in the form of converting a cluster of existing bungalows to be more dementia friendly in their design and layout.

    2012  -Third Quarter Update

    We are exploring an opportunity with a Housing Association for providing dementia care in the form of small individual properties at several different locations, rather than a single, larger care home.

    2012  - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • National and international conferences

    We speak at national and international conferences to share our experiences and also to keep abreast of current developments and best practice

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Our paper on dementia design has been accepted for an international dementia conference in Sydney, Australia during June 2016

    A presentation on dementia-friendly environments has been accepted for the Design in Mental Health Conference in Birmingham May 2016

    We have concluded hosting seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. These seminars have been held at Exeter, Bath, London, Cambridge, Crawley, Reading, Leeds and Birmingham

    At the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium annual meeting we presented examples of dementia design abroad

    Two presentations were conducted at the International Dementia Conference: Dementia design in Japan and a study of the benefits to people with dementia of creating a small shop in a care home

     ‘Making your home dementia friendly’ was the subject of a presentation to the Nursing and Residential care show

    We have been asked to join, and have attended an initial meeting, for the advisory panel for the 2016 Care Show

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We worked with the Dementia Services Development centre (DSDC) based at the University of Stirling, helping with their stand and mocked-up dementia friendly rooms at 'The Care Show' Birmingham during November 2014

    We are also presenting a series of 14 seminars on 'Architecture for an Ageing Population' across the UK as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continuing professional development programme for architects. This quarter seminars have been held at Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Chelmsford and Gateshead

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We followed up the DAA presentation on designing for people with dementia with a webinar during August 2014.

    We will be conducting  dementia design workshops at the Housing LIN southern and north-west annual conferences and the Northern Housing Conference during October and November 2014

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We participated in a panel debate at the February 2014 Housing LIN annual conference regarding dementia and extra care housing

    We conducted a presentation on designing for people with dementia at the DAA Quarterly Meeting during May 2014

    Representing the DSDC at the University of Stirling, we presented a session on dementia design to ‘The Care Roadshow’ during May 2014

    We also conducted a joint presentation with one of our care provider clients to the national French Eldercare Conference at Annecy, France during June 2014

    2013  - Second Quarter Update

    A presentation 'Creative Approaches to the Care of Older People' will be made to the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing conference in Bristol during June 2013

    We are hosting a breakfast seminar on Extra care housing and dementia for the 'Forum for the Built Environment' during June 2013. membership is made up of building and property professionals from private and commercial sectors.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    A case study: ‘Inception to Completion; The Belong Care Villages’ was presented to the Dementia Services Development Centre/Stirling University dementia design course held at Aston University.

    A presentation on Dementia Design to the NHS East Midlands Conference  took place during January 2013.

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In the last Quarter we have presented at the following conferences:

    Dementia Design presentation at the Caring UK ‘Dementia: the way forward’ (October 2012)

    A case study of Brookside extra care village at the UK Dementia Congress (November 2012)

    Damian Utton of Pozzoni has been asked to present a case study: ‘Inception to Completion; The Belong Care Villages’ to the Dementia Services Development Centre/Stirling University dementia design course during February 2013

    Two session papers titled ‘Good design and good care delivers good financial outcomes’ and ‘Adopting western care approaches to a third world setting’  have been accepted for the international IAHSA Conference to be held in Shanghai during November 2013.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We have conducted ‘Dementia Design’ presentations to two conferences in the south of England and have lead a dementia design workshop at a conference in the north of England. Attendees varied from care home managers to academics

  • Contribute to care press

    We contribute regularly to the care press

    Status:
    Delivery

    2012  - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012  - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Strong links with academic institutions

    We have strong links with academic institutions and are currently seeking funding for undertaking research programmes

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to work with the DSDC at Stirling University and actively contribute to their research and work there.

    We have also contributed to research being undertaken by the University of York on designing for older people

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Damian Utton is now a ‘Design Associate’ with the Dementia Services Development Centre based at the University of Stirling and actively contributes to the research and publications undertaken there

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We are joining the Salford Institute for Dementia and attending their half-day seminar on dementia design during January 2014.

    A PhD student from Salford University will be using one of our completed care home designs to undertake research into how colour and contrast can affect perception of space in people with dementia

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We are now 'design associate' with the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We have joined an expert working group lead by the University of Worcester to expore new and innovative ways of improving the quality of life for people with dementia

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    The dementia design group at Salford University hosted a one-day workshop on dementia design (March 2013)

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We are part of a team bidding for funding to develop a research programme on dementia friendly housing

  • Designing for dementia

    Outside of our role of designing for dementia with commissioned projects, we will continue to Undertake post-occupancy evaluations of our completed projects so that lessons learnt can influence future projects and we share this knowledge

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We have handed over several completed dementia-friendly extra care schemes across the UK. At various stages of design and construction across the UK are several dementia care homes, dementia-friendly extra care and assisted living projects and include dementia design principles into retirement village projects.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    In the past quarter two large developments designed by Pozzoni have been completed and handed over:  Dementia Care Village at Warrington, Cheshire and an Extra Care scheme at Penkridge, Staffs.

    We have undertaken a post-occupancy review of one of our completed extra care schemes, discussing aspects of the design with residents and staff

    We are also progressing a case study for a completed extra care scheme which will be published by the Housing LIN in due course

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    A post-occupancy evaluation of a completed large extra care scheme has been accepted as a presentation to the UK Dementia Congress later this year.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012  - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Dementia Friendly Communities

    We will become actively involved with the ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ group of the Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We continue to be actively involved with the Altrincham Neighbourhood Business Plan forum and working group: this group seeks to improve and regenerate the town centre and we ensure that dementia and other accessibility issues remain high on the agenda

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We are actively involved with the Altrincham Neighbourhood Business Plan forum and working group: this group seeks to improve and regenerate the town centre and we ensure that dementia and other accessibility issues remain high on the agenda

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to undertake Dementia Friends sessions for a variety of contacts.

    We continue to work with the Sale (Manchester) Dementia Friendly Community group conducting Dementia Friends sessions for local businesses, retailers and other local bodies and organisations.

    This initiative is being expanded to the neighbouring town of Altrincham, working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community and we have attended several meetings of the 'Altrincham Forward' group

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We will continue to undertake Dementia Friends sessions for a variety of contacts.

    We will continue to work with the Sale (Manchester) Dementia Friendly Community group conducting Dementia Friends sessions for local businesses, retailers and other local bodies and organisations.

    We are now looking to expand this initiative to the neighbouring town of Altrincham, working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community and working with the Trafford Dementia Action Alliance

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We will continue to undertake Dementia Friends sessions for a variety of contacts.

    We will continue to work with the Sale (Manchester) Dementia Friendly Community group conduting Dementia Friends sessions for local businesses, retailers and other local bodies and organisations.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We are Dementia Friends Champions and have undertaken the information session for all our staff to become 'Dementia Friends' we are also conducting these sessions for a wide range of external contacts including, lawyers, commercial property developers, surveyors and building contractors.

    We are part of a group actively seeking to make the town of Sale, Manchester a dementia friendly community. We had a stand at the Sale community open day during December 2013.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Findings of the Dementia Friendly Communities

    We will use the findings of the Dementia Friendly Communities group to inform our master planning designs and enlighten developer clients in this commercial sector

    Status:
    Implementation

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Academia and research programmes

    Further develop our links with academia and research programmes

    Status:
    Delivery

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We attended a ‘Housing for Health’ roundtable event hosted by the Building and Social Housing Federation. This forum is for sharing ideas and discussion on what positive action can be taken to understand the link between health and housing. Housing for people with dementia is an integral part of this discussion.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012  - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • Party Parliamentary Group meeting

    We have, and will continue to attend the all Party Parliamentary Group meetings regarding the HAPPI report, to ensure dementia design is on the agenda

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We attended the APPG on Housing with Care during October 2014

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Not specifically mentioned

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

  • National Council for Palliative Care 2030

    National Council for Palliative Care 2030: we have been, and will continue to be, involved with initiating good design and appropriate responses in new and existing buildings leading up to the year 2030

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    We attended the NCPC steering group meeting during February 2014 and the APPG meeting on Palliative Care during March 2014

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We are very pleased to have been awarded ‘Best Design Company’ at the Laing and Buisson Independent Specialist Healthcare Awards.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    Nothing to report this quarter