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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

    Scottish Housing and Dementia Framework

    A practice framework for Scotland's housing sector

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    It is estimated that 90,000 people are living with dementia in Scotland and this number is expected to increase as our population grows older.

    CIH Scotland has been working in parnership with the health sector, academics, our members and other stakeholders to identify housing's role in supporting people to live well with dementia. in 2017 we launched a practice guide for the housing sector setting out the actions that individual staff and organisations can take to help people live better with dementia.

    Now, in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland's iHub and Alzheimer Scotland, we are proud to launch Housing and Dementia: a practice framework for Scotland's housing sector and invite housing organisations to show their commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia by using the Framework and signing up to a set of commitments.

    The Framework sets out five person-centred outcomes that people living with dementia have told us are important to them. These outcomes are underpinned by 11 commitments - the actions that housing organisations should already be taking or working towards.

    The Framework will help organisations to record the work that they are already doing to support people living with dementia and identif areas where more work needs to be done. It has been designed to be flexible and adaptable. You can find out more by downloading the Framework below and show your commitment by signing up.