IN the Spring Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care.

While the money outlined for NHS and local authorities to deal with coronavirus is good news, it’s astonishing funding for social care appears to have been completely ignored.

This is crushing for people with dementia.

They include almost 8,000 in Cumbria.

Every day Alzheimer’s Society’s Fix Dementia Care campaign hears of people with dementia trapped in unacceptable conditions.

We hear of families struggling to cover the astronomical cost of dementia care.

Coronavirus risks making this crisis into a catastrophe.

There is no excuse.

If we do not fix our broken social care system, the most vulnerable in our society will continue to bear the brunt.

Cross-party talks must produce a long term, sustainable solution for social care that delivers quality care.

They absolutely have to be backed by investment now to keep the system afloat.

To show your support, join our Fix Dementia Campaign now.

Our website with more information is

Hazel Bayley

Head of Region

Alzheimer’s Society

Harraby Green Business Park