Responding to today’s news about dementia care, Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:
“Today’s shock findings from Alzheimer’s Society represent yet more evidence that care is in crisis.
“Care is now undoubtedly an election issue.
“Population changes mean more and more people need care. Yet fewer and fewer people get it, as chronic underfunding has seen a year-on-year rationing of support.
“Our survey shows the public has lost confidence in the current system. It shows care, along with health, is where the public want the Government to invest more.
“The only long-term solution to the care crisis is an increase in funding, and – as the Barker Commission experts rightly argue – as a country we can afford it. In fact we can’t afford not to.”