Dementia Action Week (17 – 23 May), hosted by Alzheimer’s Society, is urging Government to fix the broken care system and provide support and care needed and deserved by people with dementia and their family.
There are nearly one million people with dementia in the UK and the pandemic has exposed decades of underfunding and neglect like never before. It’s highlighted that the care system is hard to access, expensive and inadequate.
As a solicitor specialising in supporting older and vulnerable people, I see this first-hand. I stand with Alzheimer’s Society in calling for change.
More needs to be done to fix this crisis and help families already dealing with an extremely cruel illness. The Government must recognise the need for reform.
Alzheimer’s Society is asking people to sign the petition to cure the care system. They are calling for publication of a clear, budgeted plan with milestones and reform and to ensure reforms improve the quality-of-care people receive.
You can sign the petition on the Alzheimer’s Society website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Lucy Gordon is Head of Private Client at Spratt Endicott, a Legal 500 Leading Individual, and member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), the membership organisation for specialist solicitors who support older and vulnerable people.