During 2016, CIH Scotland commissioned housing consultancy Arneil Johnston to deliver the second phase of its housing and dementia programme.
This phase of the research focused on improving the links between housing organisations and partners in health, social care and the third sector, with a specific emphasis on the role of the housing professional in meeting the needs of those living with dementia. The research mapped out the role of housing staff and services across four key interactions (pathways), which form important stages of the dementia journey.
It is hoped that the outcomes of this study will enable an improved understanding of housing's role in dementia care, by setting out clearly the contribution that housing staff and services can make.
Picture (from left to right): Lynn Armstrong, Housing Officer, Queens Cross Housing Association; Donna Milton, Managing Director, Arneil Johnston; Margaret Moore, CIH Scotland Board Member; Lyn Jardine, Housing and Dementia Project Manager; and Marian Reid, Former Deputy Director, CIH Scotland.
The research findings and accompanying practice guide are available to download below:
Download the key research findings
Download the practice guide
The full research report and appendices are available below:
Full research report
Appendix 3.1 Dementia Pathway Workshop 1 Outcomes
Appendix 3.2 Dementia Pathway Workshop 2 Outcomes
Appendix 3.3 Dementia Pathway Workshop 3 Outcomes
Appendix 3.4 Dementia Pathway Workshop 4 Outcomes
Appendix 5.1 Roles, Skills and Competency
Appendix 7.1 Housing and Dementia Conference Briefing Paper
Housing and Dementia Skills and Knowledge Survey Results
Other useful links:Scottish Dementia Working Group
DSDC - The Dementia Centre
The Scottish Government - Scotland's National Dementia Strategy 2017 - 2020
Scottish Social Services Council - Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care