The Housing and Dementia Framework has been designed to help organisations support people to live well with dementia.

CIH Scotland has been working with the health sector, academics, our members and other stakeholders to identify the role of housing in supporting people to live well with dementia. In 2017 we launched a practice guide for the housing sector, setting out the actions that individual staff and organisations can take to help people live better with dementia.

Now, in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland's iHub and Alzheimer Scotland, we are proud to launch Housing and dementia: a practice framework to support Scotland's housing sector and invite housing organisations to show their commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia by using the framework and signing up to a set of commitments.

The five outcomes

The framework sets out five person-centred outcomes that people living with dementia have told us are important to them.

  1. I receive valuable housing advice when I need it
  2. My home has been adapted or designed to suit me and support me to stay at home
  3. I feel listened to and involved in decisions that matter to me
  4. I know about housing choices and feel able to plan for my future
  5. I am supported to live safely and independently at home and to participate in the life of my community.

These outcomes are underpinned by 11 commitments - the actions that housing organisations should already be taking or working towards.

The framework

The framework will help organisations to record the work that they are already doing to support people living with dementia and identify areas where more could be done.

It has been designed to be flexible and adaptable, it includes suggestions about the kind of actions you could take to support people with dementia, but encourages you to find the right solutions for your organisation and your community.

Housing and dementia framework

Sign up

By signing up, you are agreeing that your organisation will work towards the five outcomes and 11 commitments set out in the Framework. The process is not prescriptive - you can choose the actions that are best suited to your organisation, your tenants, and your community. Use the Framework to plan realistic actions, and remember - even small changes can make a big difference to people.

Your organisation will also join a network of organisations working to improve outcomes for people living with dementia. Through this network there will be opportunities to share good practice, access support, and reflect on the contribution that the housing sector is making towards supporting people who are living with dementia.

Sign up to the framework

List of signatories
View all the organisations that have signed up to the housing and dementia framework
  • Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd
  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Bield Housing and Care
  • Blackwood
  • Changeworks
  • Collective Architecture
  • Disabled Persons Housing Service (Fife)
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • Energy Action Scotland
  • Fife Housing Group
  • Grampian Housing Association
  • Hanover Scotland
  • Housing Learning and Improvement Network
  • Link Group
  • Loreburn Housing Association
  • Midlothian Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Ochil View Housing Association
  • Parkhead Housing Association
  • Prospect Community Housing
  • Queens Cross Housing Association
  • River Clyde Homes
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Tenants Development Support Project
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • Viewpoint Housing Association
  • West Dunbartonshire Council
Sign up
Sign your organisation up to the housing and dementia framework and keep up to date with all the latest developments.
Supporting materials
Links to useful documents and other materials to help your organisation meet the commitments set out in the framework.