The Housing and Dementia Research Consortium (HDRC) is a membership group that has come together to achieve timely, high quality research focused on ‘what works’ in order to directly influence policy and practice in relation to Housing with Care (also known as Extra Care or very sheltered housing) for people with dementia.
The HDRC was set up in 2008 by four leading UK providers of Housing with Care (Housing 21, Hanover, Anchor and the MHA Care Group) in order to develop robust evidence on care, design and the environment for people with dementia in a Housing with Care setting. Between them, they represent the four biggest providers of Housing with Care for older people. The steering group now consists of Housing 21, Hanover, Anchor, MHA Care Group, Extracare Charitable Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society, plus advisors from Housing LIN and Thomas Pocklington Trust.
- To shape the agenda of research into housing with care to ensure its relevance and usefulness to housing providers and people with dementia
- To work together to have greater weight when applying for research funding
- To deliver more ambitious large-scale, multi-provider research
- To share findings from in-house research and evaluations.
The HDRC currently has almost 100 members. Membership comprises providers and commissioners of housing with care, together with an array of other interested parties, including architects, advisers, researchers, policy makers. A consortium is only as effective as its membership. We welcome as many housing providers and other interested parties as possible to become members, and support our work.
If you would like further information or would like to join the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium, please contact the Research Coordinator, Dr Julie Barrett: email@example.com; 0300 790 1122