Whilst dementia isn’t curable yet, the care system is.

Right now, the broken social care system means that in the UK, nearly 1 million people with dementia and their families are struggling to get the support and care that they need and deserve.  

Decades of underfunding and neglect have led to a care system that’s difficult to access, costly, inadequate and deeply unfair. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed these problems like never before. 

Until things change, a dementia diagnosis will continue to claim more than one life, as families facing dementia feel its destructive effects. 

We're proud to join in calling on the Government to cure the care system now.

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Our promise

At Independent Lives we'll continue to do all we can to ensure that families facing dementia receive the best possible support in our communities.

Our carers' respite service, Time out in Adur, provides activities for older people, people with support needs, and people with dementia that live in the Adur area. We understand that time is precious, even more so when you are caring for someone who has dementia, or is elderly and frail. We recognise the importance of having time to yourself to rest and recuperate.

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Sign the petition to Cure the Care System

We are calling on the Government to cure the care system now by committing to:  

  • Publication of a clear, budgeted, plan with milestones, with reform underway this year 
  • Ensuring their reforms consider not just funding, but also improving the quality of care that people receive

If you want to add your voice to the tens of thousands of others who are already speaking up, sign the petition today.

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