Home Improvements Summary

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Published: June 2012

A summary of the Home Improvements grant making scheme for care home projects with people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

The scheme awarded 4 grants ranging from £5,000 to £25,000 to the following organisations:

- South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust developed a multimedia toolkit (ʺPortrait of a Lifeʺ) for life story work in dementia care

- Norse Care (formerly part of Norfolk County Council)  helped families and friends of residents to become more involved with their care homes

- Blackpool Council supported care home residents to become involved in setting standards and commissioning services

- Age UK Oxfordshire provided information and training on the needs and issues of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) residents with dementia