Calls for government funding as dementia care costs to soar in Yorkshire and Humber

More needs to be done to protect families struggling with dementia care costs in Yorkshire and the Humber, according to the Alzheimer's Society.

The latest figures for the region show a predicted 66 percent increase - from over 2.6 billion to nearly 4.5 billion pounds in 2030. 

Judith King, Alzheimer’s Society Head of Region for Yorkshire and the Humber, said:

“The social care system is unfair and unfit for people living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning to end this injustice.

“We are calling on the Government to commit to £8 billion in immediate funding to bring care to an acceptable level, as well as a clear timetable for long-term reform that provides a fairer system and ensures access to quality care.

“For far too long, families have been privately struggling to care for their loved ones with dementia, left to pick up the pieces of a social care system that's coming apart at the seams. This can't go on any longer. The Government must live up to its promise to fix dementia care.”

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