An inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, is looking into housing for those living with dementia, and is seeking evidence to support recommendations.
The purpose of the inquiry is to provide recommendations to the government on how they should reflect the needs of people with dementia in housing policy. The group will be gathering evidence over the next few months with a view to present recommendations to the government in early 2021.
Numbers of people living with dementia is expected to rise significantly over the coming years, therefore it is vital policy reflects the changing needs of the nation.
Currently two-thirds of individuals living with dementia are at home (rather than residential care) and the APPG study wishes to consider policies and practices that will work to improve independence and quality of life. Additionally, the APPG are also looking for evidence covering:
- Links between housing, health and social care and their impact on people living with dementia.
- Impact the design of homes has on supporting people living with dementia and ways to increase supply of dementia friendly properties.
- Adaptations to current housing stock that can support people to live well in their own home, including the use of technology.
The APPG is inviting written submissions that can help underpin recommendations. Submissions should be emailed by 30 June 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org and headed ‘APPG inquiry’.