A fairer system of charging for care
Enough is enough: It's time to change the way we pay for care
For too long, too many people have had to pay the dementia tax- having to pay huge amounts for the essential care they need. Enough is enough - it's time to change the way we pay for care.
Time is running out to ensure that the needs of people with dementia are taken into account in any reform of the social care system, and we need your help to make the case for change right now. This is a once in a generation opportunity to create a new, fairer system of funding.
Watch Society Ambassador Tony Robinson explain how everyone can get involved in the campaign
How can I help?
- Spread the word about the campaign by sharing Tony's video. Did you know that unlike care provided by the NHS, social care isn't always free? If you did then you're in the minority - we need your help to spread the word and end the scandal of vulnerable people paying huge sums of money for their essential care.
- Join our Campaigners' Network and sign up to regular campaign updates. Our campaigners are at the heart of the work that we do for people with dementia. By joining the network you'll be signing up to receive regular emails, all with quick and easy tasks designed to ensure that people with dementia have their voices heard.
In this section
- You are here: Enough is enough: It's time to change the way we pay for care
- The five point test for a fairer system
- Evidence on how charging affects people with dementia
- Charging for care - what's the problem?
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Charging people with dementia for inadequate care - the evidence
A further survey with over 3,700 people with dementia and carers in 2011 asked for people's experiences and views in relation to insurance for social care. It found that just three per cent of people with dementia have long term care insurance.
Alzheimer's Society response to the Commission on Funding of Care and Support call for evidence, December 2010
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