Katie Bennett, our Campaigns Manager, shares why it’s more important than ever to join our Fix Dementia Care campaign.
It’s an injustice that access to care depends on your diagnosis rather than your needs. Get diagnosed with cancer or heart disease and you’ll be looked after by the NHS, but develop dementia and the situation is starkly different.
People with dementia pay more for essential care than those with other conditions. One in three home care workers have no dementia-specific training, despite people with dementia being the foremost users of social care.
The government’s plans for social care reform are due out early this year.
Our Fix Dementia Care campaign is fighting for reform of the social care system to end this injustice – we want high-quality dementia care that’s paid for in a fair way and easy for people to access.
The government’s plans for social care reform are due out early this year, having been delayed several times already. We’ll make sure that dementia is high on the agenda, especially during this time of real political uncertainty.
In the lead-up, we’re ensuring that the voices of people affected by dementia are heard across government.
As well as pressing the urgent need for social care reform with the Prime Minister, ministers and shadow ministers, we’ve been talking to politicians at party conferences and other events so that they understand why things need to change now.
Your continued involvement in the coming year will be vital.
We really appreciate the actions that our supporters take to campaign locally and nationally – thank you all!
Your continued involvement in the coming year will be vital so that we can carry on putting pressure on the government to Fix Dementia Care for good.
Fix Dementia Care
Demand that the government fixes dementia care.