Dementia group backs Burstow
Caring Times, November 2012
Former care services minister Paul Burstow’s publicly stated doubts about whether the Government had ‘the political will’ to take the decisions needed to fix the broken social care system, have drawn strong support from the Alzheimer’s Society.
In a comment piece in the Telegraph in September, the Liberal Democrat MP said the Treasury’s view was to ‘kick the can down the road despite the rising elderly population.
“This issue has been fudged for too long,” said Alzheimer’s Society head of policy George McNamara. “Millions of people, including tens of thousands of people with dementia, are currently having their savings obliterated by the costs of essential care. These same people were left disappointed by the absence of real answers in this summer’s white paper. We need strong political leadership to transform the lives of people with dementia for the better.”