Pilot: Designing Dementia Friendly Homes


Thursday 12th January 2017


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Sitra, c/o Homeless Link, Gateway House, 8 Milverton Street, London, SE11 4AP


Dementia friendly homes

Architects, designers, painters, decorators and other housing professionals all play a role in helping people to live well with dementia. An holistic approach, based on an awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by those living with dementia, takes into consideration how even small details such as the finish and specifications of furniture can make a big difference. This course will explore how we can respond to the challenge of creating dementia friendly homes.


This course will:

  • Give an awareness of challenges those living with dementia can experience in the home
  • Explore design elements and details that can improve the home environment for those living with dementia
  • Consider how scale, layout, fittings, furniture and decor have an impact on mental health and functioning
  • Explore recognition aids
  • Consider the designing of outside and inside space to protect privacy and strengthen the sense of home. 

This course is suitable for all supported housing professionals including design professionals such as architects, designers, engineers, painters and decorators.

There will be no charge (due to funding) to attend the pilot of this course taking place 12 January 2017; at the end of the course we will host a brief focus group to gain feedback from delegates prior to rolling out this course to others during March 2017.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We welcome you to attend the other courses in this pilot series, however this is not obligatory.

Further details and contact information

Jim Glennon
Email: training@sitra.org
Telephone: 020 7840 4441