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Tory cuts have led to dementia social care crisis

July 2, 2019 8:30 AM

Judith JollyResponding to Healthwatch England's report showing that councils across England are struggling to meet key legal duties in social care services for people with dementia, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Judith Jolly said "As dementia patients suffer because they are not getting the care they need, families are sacrificing their own health through lack of sleep and the constant care of loved ones, to ensure they are filling the ever growing gaps in care."

Baroness Jolly added "Councils have been warning for years of the consequences of Tory cuts to the care of older people. But instead the Tories have continued to under-fund social care to the point of crisis. Liberal Democrats demand better for people with dementia and their families. We will transform the care older people receive and reduce the inequality in provision. Liberal Democrats will ensure that reviews are delivered when they should be by putting a penny in the pound on income tax to directly invest in social care as a first step to address the funding problems."