PEOPLE in Alcester are being asked to apply for funding that will make buildings and physical environments more dementia friendly.

Warwickshire County Council is launching the new capital funding opportunity which will distribute cash that can be used to modify buildings where care and support is provided to people with dementia, such as residential homes or day centres, or places where people with dementia regularly use, such as cafes or garden centres.

Research has found that the lives of people with dementia can be significantly improved by making, often relatively minor, changes to physical environments, including making places light and airy, a careful use of colours and the creation of dementia friendly gardens or accessible outside spaces.

Jose Compton, portfolio holder for adult social care, said: “We hope to see lots of organisations submitting bids for funding and see this as another great example of Warwickshire leading the way in thinking about how best to meet the needs of people with dementia.”

There are a wide variety of changes that can be made to improve environments for people with dementia and the council is encouraging anyone bidding for funds to think innovatively and creatively about the types of changes and adaptations that they could make.

The minimum value that can be bid for capital improvements is £6,000 and bid submissions will be reviewed and scored by an expert panel.

To access bidding information and an application form visit

The deadline is 10am on Monday, May 12.

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