New online training on dementia and planning launched
The RTPI has launched a new online learning tool to help town planners understand their role in creating better environments for people living with dementia. It follows the publication of the Institute’s first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note earlier in the year endorsed by Alzheimer’s Society.
There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This is set to increase to 1 million by 2021 and to 2 million by 2051. Evidence shows that good quality housing and well-planned, enabling local environments can have a substantial impact on the quality of life of someone living with dementia, helping them to live well for longer.
This 60-minute interactive module will lead users through a series of segments, including images, videos, quizzes and opportunities to reflect on changes you can make in your own working life and local area.
Read the Dementia and Town Planning” practice note here.
This blog post is reproduced from the Royal Town Planning Institute website here.
RTPI's guidance for planners will be discussed at Doing Dementia Design's conference workshop here.