At the recent Conservative Party Conference, Scott Benton MP (Blackpool South) was delighted to meet with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society to lend his support to their Cure the Care System campaign.
The campaign envisions a future where people affected by dementia are able to live the lives they want; with greater independence, choice and control.
The campaign team explained:
As there are only a limited range of medicines available to treat dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition get the support through social care, such as home care or residential care. While dementia isn’t curable yet, we can cure the care system.
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.
Scott Benton MP said
It was great to meet with the Alzheimer’s Society at Conservative Party Conference this year. I will continue working with them on their campaign to ensure that social care reforms brought forward by Government meet the needs of the 2,170 people living with dementia in Blackpool, which is projected to rise to 2,650 by 2030.
Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at the Alzheimer’s Society, added:
We really welcome Scott Benton 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 Blackpool South. We look forward to working with Scott to bring about a social care system to be proud of as a nation.