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Alzheimer's Disease: Carers

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL6473, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease are fully supported.

Answered on

22 July 2020

We recognise the crucial role that unpaid carers play in supporting people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Government published the Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today which sets out a cross-Government programme of targeted work to support all carers in England over two years until the end of this summer.

The Action Plan puts a focus on practical actions to support carers, recognising and supporting unpaid carers to provide care in a way that protects their own health and wellbeing, employment and other life chances. A copy of the Action Plan is attached.

A final report on the Action Plan will be produced later this year and, alongside this report, the Government will consider next steps.