This morning I went along to make the tea at my local Alzheimer’s support group.
We’ve just heard that funding for the Complex Care team (mental health service for older people) is being stopped and it will probably end this month.
This is really damaging because in hospitals dementia is either not understood or is overlooked because staff don’t have time.
Another reason to go on the TUC March for the Alternative. I don’t want society to choose cutting services like this over a windfall tax on bankers’ bonuses. As Caroline Lucas said, these cuts are ideological, not inevitable.