An opportunity to act to end the Dementia Tax: Caring for our Future consultation - please help.
Alzheimer’s Society has raised concerns about the quality of social care and called how it is funded, the “dementia tax”. Public concern has also been growing recently about the quality of social care and the unfairness of how it is funded. The government consultation seeks views on priorities for change and we would like your feedback and thoughts to inform the government’s work.
Recently there has been a move to personalising care, which is tailoring care to meeting people’s individual needs. Personalised care at home can mean people who are eligible for care from their local authority receiving a personal budget, an allocation of funding. People with personal budgets can choose to have the local authority manage it and provide their services. People who choose a direct payment get a cash payment, which they can spend how they choose on what they need to meet their outcomes. Personalising care in a care home means ensuring that care and support is imaginatively planned with the needs, interests and wishes of the person at its heart.
What would you want to include in a new social care law to improve the care and support system for people with dementia and their carers?
The questions we'd like you to consider are attached, and you can answer as many of them as you'd like. You can email your responses to Carmel Keeley, Senior Policy Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for responding is 28 November.
Many thanks for your help.