Vale House Alzheimers Home

Vale House Alzheimers Home

Vale House Alzheimers Home

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In 2011 the Wolfson Foundation awarded £70,000 to Vale House, a new nursing home and palliative care facility in Oxfordshire for people with severe dementia. The first floor lounge - towards which the grant has been allocated - has been designed for use by those with very little mobility and provides views across the gardens outside. Indeed, the impressive design of the entire new building has been developed in consultation with the dementia design unit at Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre. The new building for Vale House is addressing a local shortage of specialist beds for older people with dementia, aiming to provide excellent care not just in Vale House itself but also in the community by providing an outreach service to support families at home.

The Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University was created, in part, by Wolfson funding and has become a leading authority on designs that are sympathetic to the particular challenges faced by people with dementia. These grants all form part of the Foundation's wider agenda of investing in both support services and research into degenerative neurological conditions including dementia.

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