Rehabilitation Services for Older People with
Funded by a Department
of Health Section 64 grant (April 2003 - March 2006) the main
project outcome was a service development checklist for planners,
commissioners and providers of rehabilitation services for people
with dementia and their carers. This was developed through a
comprehensive consultation process and now sits on the Change Agent
Team website along with signposts to further sources of information
at www.changeagentteam.org.uk/index.cfm?pid=266. Collaboration
with the University of the West of England.
Very Sheltered Housing and People with Dementia:
Opening Doors to Independence
Dementia Voice were
partners in this three year longitudinal study exploring
the contribution of extra care housing to the care and support of
older people with dementia, funded by the Housing Corporation and
April 2006 report,
Evaluates the contribution that extra care housing
makes to the long term care and support of people with dementia
Makes recommendations for good practice for policy
makers and housing, care and support commissioners and providers
Communicates the views of older people with dementia
and their friends and relatives about extra care housing.
The report summary is
available for download at http://www.housing21.co.uk/pdf/report_summary.pdf.
I’DGO – Inclusive Design for Getting
I’DGO project identified ways of ensuring the
outdoor environment is designed inclusively, to improve the quality
of life for older people. In focussing on the changing needs of
older people, the consortium addresses issues that are relevant to
disabled people regardless of age. More information at http://www.idgo.ac.uk.
Details of more research projects with links to
their reports here.
For more information please contact Rachael Dutton,
Research Manager, on 0117 975 4892 or Rachael.Dutton@housing21.co.uk