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Charities start new campaign for quality of care

Charities start new campaign for quality of care
11th May 2009

The quality of care which elderly people receive is to be highlighted by a new campaign launched by Age Concern and Help the Aged next month.

It was announced that the Week of Action on Care will take place between June 8th and 12th and aims to bring everyone together who is affected directly or indirectly by the quality of home care and support.

The two organisations stated that they are well aware that thousands of older people in the UK are subject to a poor quality of treatment, yet many politicians have stayed quiet about the whole situation and are not committing to making improvements in the system as a whole.

Charity executives are encouraging people to consult their MP at a surgery about the quality of care in the UK, while also telling them to pass the message on to five friends.

Another charity recently hit the headlines, with the Alzheimer's Society Norwich and District Branch asking people to donate old items to refresh the memories of elderly people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, the local Evening News reported.

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