Dementia

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 6 February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland, about the social care and medical provision for people with dementia.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Health and social care for people with dementia is a devolved matter and the responsibility respectively of the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish Governments. Officials in the Department routinely work with the devolved administrations on areas of mutual interest.

For example, the Department has worked closely with the Scottish Government which had overall responsibility for the European Union Act on Dementia Joint Action 2016-19. The Joint Action promoted collaborative actions among Member States to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and the Department co-ordinated a work package focussed on Dementia Friendly Communities.

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