Research Report

The Role of Volunteering in Dementia Care


McCall V, McCabe L, Rutherford AC, Bu F, Wilson M & Woolvin M (2017) The Role of Volunteering in Dementia Care.

This project is exploring the role(s) of volunteers in supporting those facing dementia within different housing settings. It does so within the context of the reshaping of health and social care across the UK, which is increasingly shifting the locus of care from ‘institutional’ settings to within the space of the home. Our project will provide new knowledge and understanding of the role played by volunteers in the lives of people with dementia and produce practical guidelines and advice that will help people living with dementia, those who volunteer with people living with dementia and the housing services and care organisations that support them.

Publication date31/12/2017