This project is about understanding the needs of people with dementia who live on their own and do not have someone to help them access services or act as a point of contact.
We want to find out what help they receive, how social care works for them, and how it could be improved.
We will conduct:
- interviews with this group of people with dementia
- an audit of services available for this group in two English regions
- case studies in four areas to explore the support available, what works, and what does not work.
- workshops with people with dementia and practitioners to share early findings and co-develop useful resources.
We will develop ‘sharing and learning networks’ in our two regions so that researchers, practitioners and people with dementia can learn from each other throughout the project.