1. Our ambition for a dementia-friendly London
Dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge facing London today.
There are an estimated 72,000 people with dementia living in London, a number which is growing each year. People affected by dementia can face many difficulties, but for Londoners, the types of challenges can depend on which borough you live in and the community you belong to. Whether or not someone is able to live well with dementia should not depend on a postcode lottery.
We want London to show the rest of the world what they need to do to support people with dementia.
We are calling for the new mayor and GLA to make a commitment that, by 2020, London will lead the way by becoming the first dementia-friendly capital city in the world. A city where every person with dementia – no matter who they are or where they live – can live well and access the right support, at the right time, in the right way.
We've identified five broad areas that policy-makers and politicians in London should focus on if we're to achieve our ambition of a truly dementia-friendly capital city, and these form the basis of our manifesto for London.
In the run up to the London elections in May, we'll be asking our supporters, service users and volunteers to join together to campaign for an end to the inequalities and barriers to inclusion that exist for people affected by dementia in our city. To find out more about how you can make a difference for people with dementia, sign up to hear about our campaigns.