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

People (3)


Professor Louise McCabe
Professor Louise McCabe

Professor, Dementia and Ageing

Professor Vikki McCall
Professor Vikki McCall

Professor of Social Policy, Housing Studies

Professor Alasdair Rutherford
Professor Alasdair Rutherford

Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology