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Report calls for greater integration between health and social care services

Report calls for greater integration between health and social care services
8th February 2012

A report by the Health Select Committee has called for greater integration of health and social care services in the UK.

Key to this is redressing the funding gap between the number of people who need care and the amount of money available in the system.

The report also endorses the government's intention to give greater priority to public health policy.

A spokesperson from the Alzheimer's Society commented: "This report reiterates the need for a long-overdue overhaul of the crumbling system of care.

"People with dementia are some of the hardest hit by existing failures."

With dementia patients needing around the clock care, their reliance on the system means that a failure to improve the service could impact upon their treatment and quality of life.

The Alzheimer's Society have welcomed the report but also stress the importance of more funding to prevent people being forced into hospitals because of insufficient care.

Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.