Organisation
Organisation Name

Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Website

http://www.housinglin.org.uk

Organisation Summary

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is an established network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals across the country to exemplify innovative housing solutions for older and disabled people. We act as a champion for housing with care organisations and promote innovations in Extra Care Housing and other forms of specialist housing and support services.

Organisation Type

Private Company

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Housing

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

Our aims and objectives align with those of the NDAA as housing and dementia is one of the Housing LIN’s key work priorities. To this end, we continue to influence housing policy and funding mechanisms that support dementia-friendly communities and attract inward investment and development of specialist housing, such as extra care housing.

The Housing LIN acts as a hub for professionals from not only housing, but care, health and social care sectors to focus on raising the profile about the housing and care needs and aspirations of those living with dementia, their friends, families and carers. We therefore champion the importance of keeping stakeholders at the forefront of work, taking actions which support the Dementia Statements, enabling innovative and best practices to be shared and embedded in the actions across all relevant sectors. Our website provides information and resources that enable professionals, people living with dementia and carers to be more aware of the rights-based Dementia Statements within a housing setting and, in practice, promotes the empowerment of people living with dementia and carers to exercise their rights to shift the balance of power and accountability back to them. We also offer bespoke consultancy and training services to housing providers on dementia-friendly housing and care and support related services and the built environment.