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'Beyond the Front Door' - Dementia and Housing Conference Leeds

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Weetwood Hall Hotel

Otley Road

Leeds

Leeds

LS16 5PS

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Our home – the place and the people – provides a major focus in our lives and is particularly important when we face transitions such as discharge from hospital or following a diagnosis of dementia. 'Beyond the Front Door' will explore issues relating to the concept of ‘home’ to better understand their importance in relation to the sense of identity and wellbeing for people living with dementia.

The conference will be an opportunity for occupational therapists, housing support sectors, social housing providers, commissioners and those working in the voluntary sector to come together to learn from the Life Story Network’s ‘Beyond the Front Door’ report, support the development of toolkits and begin to embed responses to dementia in to projects and programmes of work relating to the home.

Our event will be informed and led by people living with dementia, and will include policy context, practical examples of best practice, expert panel discussions and workshops.

Event programme

09:30 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction: Francis Philippa, Foundations
10:05 ‘What home means to me’ – lived experience
10:20 ‘Beyond the Front Door’ – what home means to carers of people living with dementia: Anna Gaughan, Life Story Network; Eileen Gilbert, carer
10:45 Dementia and housing – the policy context: Francis Philippa, Foundations
11:00 Break
11:15 Dementia Enablement Pilot Project – supporting people with dementia to live as independently as they can at home: Robert Thomson, Care & Repair Scotland
11:45 Panel discussion: all speakers
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Table top discussions:
Life Story Network – ‘Beyond the front door’: making it real
Foundations – Dementia and the Disabled Facilities Grants
Housing & Care 21 – Dementia-friendly Housing Charter
3:00 Final plenary – comments and questions, action points
3:30 Finish

This event will be co-located with OTAC and offered free of charge. There will be fresh tea and coffee throughout the day and plenty of places to relax, network and grab a bite to eat either through the on-site buffet or in the hotel's own restaurant.

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