SCIE media statement

Alzheimer’s Society’s Support Stay Save Care report – SCIE response

25 Janary 2011

SCIE’s Chief Executive, Julie Jones, attended the launch of Alzheimer’s Society’s Support Stay Save Care this week. She says:

SCIE welcomes the launch of this report, which highlights the aspirations of people living with dementia to maintain active, healthy, independent lives for as long as possible and to have good quality care and support that enables them to do so. It is all too easy to assume that people with dementia see the diagnosis as the end of their meaningful life, but this report challenges everyone to play their part in making sure that the aspiration of independence and quality of life becomes reality, whether that be through service commissioning and provision, carer support, joint working, or training for home care workers.

To achieve this more preventative and personalised services are needed, delivered by home care workers with a good knowledge of both dementia and the individual they care for. SCIE recognises the importance of supporting people to live well with dementia and our online Dementia Gateway resource, providing practical support for anyone working with people with dementia, was highlighted at the launch event as an example of good practice in this area. We also have a range of Social Care TV films featuring real-life stories of people with dementia and their carers, and the issues they may face.

Media contact

Steve Palmer | Press and Public Affairs Manager | Tel: 020 7766 7419 | Mob: 07739 458 192 | Email: media@scie.org.uk