Alzheimer's Society responds to Jeremy Hunt MP's appointment as Health and Social Care Secretary

Yesterday, Monday 8 January, Jeremy Hunt MP was appointed as Health and Social Care Secretary as part of a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said:

'Today’s announcement signals that social care is being placed on an equal footing with healthcare.

'People with dementia are the biggest recipients of social care and so we hope this marks a new dawn where they do not need to fight to receive essential support.

'At last, 70 years since the NHS was founded, we have a chance for free care at the point of delivery for all diseases.

'This is what we, and people with dementia, have been calling for and we welcome this progressive step forwards.'

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