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Third sector provision of dementia support in the communtiy: results from a scoping exercise of charity involvement in the UK

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Andrea Mayrhofer



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Third sector dementia support is characterised by wide variation and a heavy reliance on volunteer engagement. Whilst there has been a growth in the reach and diversity of different schemes, their short-term funding results in a loss of networks, collaborations and local knowledge. This practice paper reflects on strengthening community-based dementia support and care via public and third sector partnerships. National and local data-sources could help charities and commissioners begin to identify inequalities of provision.

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Author(s): Mayrhofer A, Goodman C, Lafortune L, Smeeton N, Shora S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Voluntary Sector Review

Year: 2021

Pages: Epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 08/11/2021

Acceptance date: 04/10/2021

Date deposited: 16/12/2021

ISSN (print): 2040-8056

ISSN (electronic): 2040-8064

Publisher: Policy Press


DOI: 10.1332/204080521X16333394034496


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