Oscar-winning actress, Glenda Jackson CBE, is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society Fix Dementia Care campaign. The campaign aims to address the issues in the social care system faced by people with dementia every day.
Glenda starred in the BBC Programme Elizabeth Is Missing just before Christmas, brilliantly portraying a woman with dementia searching for her missing friend. She is excited to lend her support to the campaign to ensure that social care gets the immediate investment it so urgently needs.
Poor social care is the biggest issue facing people affected by dementia today. It has a detrimental effect on their quality of life and social care reform would mean monumental change for years to come.
With a new Government in place, and with Glenda’s support, we are working to make sure all opportunities are used to ensure the social care system is made fit and fair for people affected by dementia.
‘I am supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Fix Dementia Care campaign, as I believe it truly addresses and offers solutions to the issues in the social care system for people affected by dementia.
‘The newly elected Government are busy working on their plans for the next 5 years. So it is more important than ever to make sure they know how many of their constituents care about social care reform.’
Alzheimer’s Society is calling for an immediate investment of £8bn to stabilise the social care system, with £2.65bn spent directly on people affected by dementia. Unite with us and write to your MP ahead of the Budget on 11 March, asking them to contact the Treasury to outline the need for urgent investment in the social care system.
This first budget since the election will be key in showing what this Government are prioritising over the next parliament. Please help us to make sure that they give social care the attention and funding it so desperately needs in order to support the thousands of people affected by dementia who rely on it most.