200,000 and counting: Petition demanding an end to the dementia care costs scandal is still soaring
- The Mail is calling for the Government to end its neglect of dementia families
- UK families have spent £15bn supporting relatives with dementia in two years
- In that time 770,000 over-65s have been turned down for care funding
- You can help send a message: Sign our petition change.org/dementiacare
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged to set-up a cross-party group on funding for dementia care
Signatures on the Daily Mail’s petition to end the dementia care costs scandal has soared past 200,000.
The Mail is calling for the Government to end its neglect of families living with the burden of dementia.
We have been inundated with support from those hit by a ‘tax on dementia’ – with families spending £15billion supporting relatives with the condition in the last two years alone.
In that time 770,000 over-65s have been turned down for care funding by local authorities.
Charities, academics and celebrities have backed the campaign. The campaign is calling for Boris Johnson to urgently set-up a cross-party group to examine new options for funding dementia care.
And he must set up an NHS ‘dementia fund’ to help families pay the extra cost of supporting those affected by dementia compared to other conditions.
Barry Warner, adding his name to 204,000 others on the change.org website last night, said: ‘It is an outrageous situation when people have saved for their old age and paid taxes all their lives and are robbed by uncaring government at the end.’