Alzheimer's Society comments on social care inaction on two year anniversary of Prime Minister's promise
It's been two years since the Prime Minister made a promise to 'fix social care once and for all'. However, the Government has still not revealed its plan.
James White, Head of Public Affairs at Alzheimer’s Society said:
‘Saturday marks the two-year anniversary since the Prime Minister promised to ‘fix social care once and for all’ and still we get excuses. We’ve had enough. Where is the plan he promised? We’re frustrated the Prime Minister and Chancellor were unable to announce social care reform while isolating this week.
‘The pandemic has exposed our mess of a social care system like never before. At least 34,000 people with dementia – by far the largest users of social care – have died and many more have dramatically deteriorated. This wasn’t an inevitable situation, but a structural failing.
‘However the social care system is funded, its reform must be delivered, with proper investment in the sector.’
‘While dementia isn’t curable yet, the care system is. For the 850,000 people with dementia and their families, real change is needed. Thousands are still suffering as they endlessly wait for the quality dementia care they desperately need. Anything less just allows this heart-breaking calamity to continue.’
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