Michael Tomlinson MP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s Cure the Care System campaign at the Conservative Party Conference
At the recent Conservative Party Conference, Michael Tomlinson MP was delighted to meet with representatives from Alzheimer’s Society to lend their support to their Cure the Care System campaign. The campaign envisions a future where people affected by dementia are able to live the life they want, with greater independence, choice and control.
Figures from Alzheimer’s Society show that there are as many as 770,000 people with dementia in England, with that number set to grow to over a million in just ten years.
Michael Tomlinson MP said:
“It was great to meet with Alzheimer’s Society at Conservative Party Conference this year and discuss the challenges in the care system. My staff are all trained Dementia Friends, which means they have a little understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia".
Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, added “We really welcome Michael Tomlinson MP’s support for our Cure the Care System campaign. Social care reform has been ignored for too long, but that’s changing.
While there’s still a long way to go, Alzheimer’s Society have a pragmatic, long-term plan for social care that delivers for people living with dementia in Mid Dorset and North Poole. We look forward to working with Michael to bring about a social care system to be proud of as a nation.”