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Liz speaks at Minority Elders’ Care Conference

[01/06/2012 | No comment]

I recently took part in the National Pensioners Convention Minority Elders’ Care Conference at the African Caribbean Centre. The turnout was excellent, with over 100 people taking part.

I spoke about the crisis in care for older people and the urgent need for reform. One particular issue we discussed is the impact of dementia, which is a growing concern for many of my constituents and families across the country.

NHS and local council care services need to work together better to improve standards of dementia care. We also need to raise awareness about dementia and ensure staff have proper training.

Voluntary and community groups, like Leicestershire Alzheimer’s Society, have a vital role to play too, including by supporting those who care for people with dementia.

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