At the recent Labour Party conference, Chris Evans MP was delighted to meet with representatives from Alzheimer’s Society to lend their support to their Cure the Care System campaign. The campaign envisions a future where people affected by dementia are able to live the life they want, with greater independence, choice and control.
As there are only a limited range of medicines available to treat dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition get support through social care, such as home care or residential care. While dementia isn’t curable yet, we can cure the care system.
Figures from Alzheimer’s Society show that there are over 46,000 people with dementia in Wales.
Chris Evans MP said “It was great to meet with Alzheimer’s Society at the Labour Party Conference this year. I will continue working with them on their campaign to ensure that social care is reformed to meet the needs of the 999 people living with dementia in Islwyn.”
Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, added “We really welcome Chris Evans MP’s support for our Cure the Care System campaign. Social care reform has been ignored for too long, but that’s changing.
While there’s still a long way to go, Alzheimer’s Society have a pragmatic, long-term plan for social care that delivers for people living with dementia in Islwyn. We look forward to working with Chris to bring about a social care system to be proud of.”