17 July 2019
Hallmark becomes steering member of the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium
We are delighted to announce that we have recently become a steering member of the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium (HDRC) which is hosted by the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester.
The HDRC is a group of organisations and individuals who are committed to research and knowledge exchange, focusing on ‘what works’ for people living with dementia in housing with care and other forms of accommodation.
The aim of the consortium is to achieve timely, appropriate and high-quality research, in order to build a stronger evidence base to support the way services and buildings are designed for people living with dementia.
Members of the HDRC aim to directly influence policy and practice in relation to accommodation and care services for people with dementia in the UK and beyond.
Head of Relationship-Centred Care at Hallmark Care Homes, April Dobson said: “Hallmark is privileged to be part of the steering group of the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium.
“Membership of the group provides us with a unique opportunity to help shape and influence the future of all types of accommodation for people living with dementia.
“Through the University of Worcester, we can share good practice across the housing and care sector and build on the learning from key pieces of research.”
The positive news follows in the footsteps of this year’s Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, which Hallmark has scooped seven times since 2011.
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