Action Plan

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.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

To continue to include dementia-related items in our newsletters and across our webpages. This includes personal stories and examples of everyday experiences of people living with dementia.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

Maintain dedicated webpages on housing and dementia.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Our commitment is to continue to promote the importance of well-designed housing and dementia-friendly environments in enabling people to live well, exercising choice and control in the housing and communities where they wish to live.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

Input to our own and partners’ events, running regional network events, publishing design guides, case studies and technical briefings, acting as consultants to commissioners and developers of buildings and services.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We will continue to promote the integration of housing with relevant government departments such as Health and Social Care and Homes England and facilitate information exchange and decision-making across these sectors. This will enable improved collaboration and integration of healthcare and housing in the planning, commissioning and delivery of homes and services. We will continue to enable the exchange of information to assist those involved in service commissioning and strategic planning people to understand the needs of and involve people living with dementia, their families and carers in service development.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Implement the actions required under the Memorandum of Understanding that we are signatory to. We will promote case examples and documents to assist in the management and delivery of services such as: extra care and supported housing; specialist care and support services; assistive technology Design and Environment - information on designing and adapting the living environment for people with dementia, including Extra Care housing Dementia Friendly Communities - good practice examples and suggestions about making the wider community in which people live a place that is welcoming and user friendly for people living with dementia and their carers.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.