for better care and support for people affected by dementia
We’re campaigning for better care so that everyone affected by dementia gets the specialist support they deserve. All too often people living with dementia and their families are left to cope alone. Together we can create a better system.
Join our Campaigns Network to find out first how we’re campaigning for change and how you can get involved.
Continuing healthcare can be a lifeline for many people with long-term and complex health needs. However, many families affected by dementia struggle to navigate the system – if they are aware of CHC as an option at all. Find out more about our campaign here
We work with Parliament to raise awareness among decision-makers to ensure that people have their voices heard.
On May 5, 2022, our Director of Clinical Services, Paul Edwards attended the roundtable with the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee Workforce Expert Panel to conduct an evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of health and social care workforce in England. The published report can be read here.
Our work with APPGs (All Party Parliamentary Groups)
On February 24, 2022, at the APPG on Dementia our Director of Clinical Services, Paul Edwards, highlighted what role a social care workforce can play in enabling people with dementia to live the lives they wish to lead, and the barriers in place that stop this happening.
The inquiry report for this will be launched in September 2022.
In 2020 we submitted written evidence to the APPG on Coronavirus about the impact of Covid-19 on families affected by dementia as well as the impact on health and social care nursing professionals. Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK was invited to the APPG’s Oral Evidence Session to highlight the issues and our recommendations. You can download the interim report which contains findings based on written and oral evidence.
Our work in partnership
Dementia UK joined 78 other charities to sign an open letter regarding the cost of living crisis facing unpaid carers. On 18th March 2022 the letter was sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak to urge the Government to provide unpaid carers with increased and targeted financial support to help with the unprecedented financial challenges they are experiencing. Read the letter here.
We work in partnership with other organisations who share our vision for better care and support for everyone affected by dementia. We are members of the Care and Support Alliance, Continuing Healthcare Alliance and National Voices.
By sharing your experiences, and highlighting the urgent need for improved dementia care and support, you can help us put pressure on the government and local decision-makers to improve life for families affected by dementia.