1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Sarah Thomas

    Sarah Thomas Registered User

    Oct 9, 2006
    43
    London
    #1 Sarah Thomas, May 8, 2008
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
    Protest with us
    Friday 20 June 2008

    Supporters we need your support to campaign to end the current system of charging for care.


    Join our branches across England to protest and lobby MPs for a new funding system for adult social care


    Write to your local MP using our template letter available from the website at www.alzheimers.org.uk/action

    For more information contact your local branch or
    T: 020 7423 3585
    E: sarah.thomas@alzheimers.org.uk
    Visit: alzheimers.org.uk/action
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,720
    Kent
    At my Relative`s Support Group today, we were given more information about the campaign.

    Those of us unable to attend a group demonstration are asked to write to their MP, and I suggest Ivan Lewis too, in protest.

    It was suggested we write a letter rather than send an email. A letter has to be replied to and attended to. More effort is needed to respond to a letter than to an email. We should bombard MPs with letters.

    Key Arguments
    1] The current system of charging for care discriminates against people with dementia because their needs are classed as `social care`[means tested] and not `health care` [generally free on the NHS]

    2] Currently thousands of people with dementia and carers pay substantial amounts towards care they need as a direct result of their condition. This essential care includes help with washing, eating and using the toilet.

    3] Despite the amount people pay, the quality of care received is often very poor.

    4] People with dementia are hit hardest by the charging system, in comparison to people with other conditions, because they need much more support from social care services.
     
  3. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    We will send a letter to our MP

    You have our support
    A letter will be sent off tomorrow.
    Barb & Ron
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,720
    Kent
    Thank you Barb and Ron :)
     
  5. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Although I am doing it through my Branch, I have a stock of stamps, envelopes already.
    Christine
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,720
    Kent
    Good work Christine. :)
     
  7. andrear

    andrear Registered User

    Feb 13, 2008
    402
    Yorkshire
    I'll ask about it at my next meeting and most certainly will be supporting.
    Andrea
     
  8. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Thanks for highlighting this..my letter will be going off soon..and another to Ivan Lewis..

    And Gordon will get one too....:D

    Love gigi xx
     
  9. Sarah Thomas

    Sarah Thomas Registered User

    Oct 9, 2006
    43
    London
    Keep in touch

    Hi all

    thanks so much for writing to your local MP- would be very grateful if you could let me know what kind of response you recieve and whether your local MP is supportive.

    Please email me at sarah.thomas@alzheimers.org.uk
     
  10. Sarah Thomas

    Sarah Thomas Registered User

    Oct 9, 2006
    43
    London
    template letter

    Hi all

    Just wanted to let you know that a template letter, for those who want to write to their MP on this issue, is available to download from the website at www.alzheimers.org.uk/action

    Sarah
     

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