Alzheimer's Society responds to Health and Social Care Committee report: Social Care: Funding and Workforce
Alzheimer's Society urge that social care be put 'at last on equal footing with the NHS'
Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
'With two thirds of the astronomical cost of dementia currently being paid by people with dementia and their families, we welcome the support of MPs for an immediate significant cash injection.
Thousands of people with dementia have died, coronavirus has utterly exposed that social care is on its knees, and we cannot claim to be a civilised society if we do not put social care at last on equal footing with the NHS.
'These immediate steps could help pull the system back from the brink, but the Government must also put forward long-term social care reform proposals, making care free at the point of use, on the same basis as health care, or they fail the many families bereft by grief.'