This quality standard covers the care and support of people with dementia. It applies to all social care settings and services working with and caring for people with dementia.

It should be read alongside the NICE dementia: support in health and social care quality standard (QS1) which covers care provided by health and social care staff in direct contact with people with dementia in hospital, community, home-based, group care, residential or specialist care settings.

This quality standard was previously called the quality standard for supporting people to live well with dementia.

NICE has produced a tailored resource for supporting people to live well with dementia.

This resource is aimed at both care providers and carers focusing on the key messages from each quality statement relative to each audience. They also provide links to key resources, further information, and practical tools which are again relative to carers, care providers and corporate parents as appropriate. The resource has been co-produced by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care and key people in the social care sector.