Case study on self-help groups published

The Housing, Learning & Improvement Network (Housing LIN) have published a case study on self-help groups for people with dementia living in extra care housing schemes. The Housing 21 project, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, enables people with dementia living in older people’s housing to develop social networks and stay independent.

The Housing LIN case study includes early findings from an evaluation of the project. A final report will be completed by the end of April 2014. You can read the case study here.

It is predicted that there are likely to be nearly a million people with dementia in the UK by 2020 and this week saw the first G8 dementia summit in London, with health ministers from across the globe discussing effective therapies and solutions in tackling dementia.

For more information and to view a video on the self-help groups project, please visit the Mental Health Foundation’s website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/research/dementia-self-help/?view=Standard