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Boris Johnson vows to fix social care 'crisis' - Alzheimer's Society comments

Alzheimer’s Society

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New Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to fix the "crisis" in social care "once and for all" with a clear plan to give every older person the dignity and security they deserve, as he spoke in Downing Street.

Sally Copley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Alzheimer’s Society, says: 

“It is hugely encouraging to hear the Prime Minister promise to fix the social care crisis in his first address to the nation. It is abundantly clear that swift and decisive action is needed – care reform has been ignored for decades and the system is on its knees. 

“The commitment to protect people from having to sell their homes and give older people the respect they are owed is long awaited and one that we will hold the PM and his Government to account for.  

“While the Government sets out an urgent plan for long term reform we are calling for the immediate investment in an NHS Dementia Fund to address the devastating costs people with dementia are facing across the country.”


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