Dementia

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th May 2018.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the the recommendations of the fix dementia care reports published by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the actions for government set out by Alzheimer’s Research UK on its website.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government’s Challenge on Dementia and associated implementation plan describes a programme of action to transform care and experience for people living with dementia, their carers and families by 2020. We are committed to implementing the Challenge in full.

We are currently undertaking a Review of the Challenge on Dementia implementation plan which will reflect on what has been achieved so far and what more needs to be done to meet the commitment. The results will inform the next stage of the Challenge, and establish what additional actions can be taken to ensure the commitments are met by 2020 as planned.

We have acknowledged that an ageing society means that we need to reach a longer-term sustainable settlement for social care. This is why the Government has committed to publishing a Green Paper by summer 2018 setting out its proposals for reform.

The steps that we are already taking will address the issues raised in the reports to ensure that people with dementia receive high quality care and support from health and social services at all times.

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