Access to Social Care

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Shadow Minister (Mental Health and Social Care) 12:00 am, 8th May 2018

The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that at least 10,000 people with dementia have been stuck in hospital in the last year despite being ready to leave, and many of the delays were caused by a lack of care in the community for them. There can be no more disorientating thing for a person with dementia than being stuck in hospital when they do not need to be there. So with dementia awareness week approaching, is it not time for the Secretary of State to meet the social care needs of people with dementia fully by meeting the funding gap for social care in this Parliament?