Local Authorities

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Clackmannanshire Council

Clackmannanshire Council is one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, covering the areas around Alloa, Tillicoultry and Dollar. The council has previously worked alongside other projects at the University of Stirling as part of their efforts to address key issues for the area, including issues around supporting an ageing population, and continues to do so as part of the City Region Deal.

Clackmannanshire Council have already taken steps to incorporate dementia-friendly design principles in their regeneration efforts for the area, and joined the project in order to support the development of further research-based guidance that can be used to support their communities in the future.

Our partners at Clackmannanshire Council support the project by providing their expertise, their participation, and their insights into the practical barriers and facilitators that shape how local authorities approach the concepts of supportive design and adaptation.

Stirling Council

Stirling Council is one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, serving a population of over 91,000 people living in the areas around Stirling, Callander, Drymen and Crainlarich. Stirling Council is a partner on the DesHCA project, and a key member of the wider City Region Deal.

Stirling Council’s vision for the area involves creating a space where every resident can thrive by tacking areas of inequality and promoting fairness, dignity ,and respect. DesHCA’s research into the role of home design in supporting people living with dementia to live in the space they would like to for longer contributes to these aims.

Our partners at Stirling Council support the DesHCA project through their contributions of knowledge, insight, and expertise, as well as participating in research activities. They will also work alongside researchers to share the findings and guidance developed as part of the DesHCA project.