All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia.
The APPG is run in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, which provides administrative support and expert advice to the group.
Its aim is to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
The Group meets several times a year and uses each meeting to focus on specific issues affecting people with dementia. It also conducts inquiries on issues that affect people living with dementia, and last year the focus was on dementia and co-morbidities.
Co-Chairs: Debbie Abrahams MP and Baroness Sally Greengross
Vice-Chairs: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick, Dr James Davies MP, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Elliot Colburn MP, Jeremy Wright MP, Judith Cummins MP, Marie Rimmer MP, Mark Menzies MP, Simon Baynes MP.
13 January 2022 update - APPG on Dementia inquiry
How can we ensure people with dementia who draw on social care can live the lives they want to?
People with dementia should be able to live the lives they wish to lead and this should not be restricted because they need to draw on social care. The APPG on Dementia is conducting an inquiry into how the social care workforce can enable this to happen. How can we build a social care workforce which supports people with dementia, and their families, live the lives they wish to lead?
The Group is particularly interested in exploring what the more specialist needs of people with dementia who draw on care, what the barriers are to them accessing this care, and to what extent people living with dementia can shape the care they receive.
The inquiry will also investigate how those with dementia from underrepresented groups are supported in care, how technology and research can be used to support care staff in delivering more personalised care, and how the Government's proposals on reforms to the social care workforce should support people with dementia.
The APPG will be holding oral evidence session as a part of the inquiry over the coming weeks, during which they will be hearing from people with and affected by dementia, charities, sector organisations and other experts in care. You will be able to find detail on how to watch each of the sessions on this page.
How can you contribute to the inquiry?
The APPG would also like to invite people to contribute to the inquiry through written evidence.
If you are a person affected by dementia:
- Complete our online survey to share your story.
If you are an organisation or work in the field, you can either:
- Email in your evidence to us by using this Word Document or;
- Submit evidence online by completing this online form.
Please note, the window for submitting written evidence to the inquiry will close on 14 February 2022. If you would like to submit evidence but won't be able to meet this deadline, please do get in touch on the details below.
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