Dementia-friendly housing charter

The Dementia-friendly Housing Charter is aimed at the full range of housing sector professionals across all tenures, ranging from planners and architects to landlords and developers, housing managers and handypersons.

It aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice. Overall, the Charter aims to:

  • Equip housing sector professionals with information and additional resources aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of dementia so that they work in a way that minimises risks and enhances wellbeing for people living with dementia.
  • Explain how and why housing and housing related services can improve the lives of those living with dementia, and their families and carers; and
  • Encourage organisations to make or improve existing action plans in order to future proof their organisations and services, and sign up to deliver a number of the Commitment Statements within the Charter.

Over the last decade, a significant amount of work has been undertaken to understand how physical spaces and design can be developed, constructed and managed to help people living with dementia to live well across all housing tenures. This Charter pulls together the relevant research and learning into a single guidance and signposts to additional resources. 

Download the charter