Charity calls on political leaders to look into social care problems

Charity calls on political leaders to look into social care problems

Party political manifestos must address "serious failings" in dementia care, according to a leading charity.

The Alzheimer's Society asserted that less than a quarter of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease are receiving the support they truly need, as well as those who care for them.

Neil Hunt, the chief executive of the charity, explained that it is a serious issue and one which should be close to everyone's hearts as the "vast majority" of people in the UK will need a level of social care at some point in their life.

He explained: "MPs have told us this is an important issue but we now need to hear guarantees on how each of the parties would provide a fair, transparent and high quality social care system."

This, Mr Hunt concluded, must explain how these political groups will develop a social care system that is fit for future years but also how it patches up current problems now.

The Alzheimer's Society currently operates a campaigners' network in order to bring such issues up in front of local MPs, which it encourages people affiliated with the disease to join.

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