Background

At least 670,000 people in England have dementia and this number is set to double in the next 30 years. It is estimated that at least 550,000 people act as primary carers – this by no means reflects the number of
children, extended family and friends whose lives are also affected. Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of life’s hardest challenges. Despite their numbers and needs, carers often care alone. Support is too
often provided late and focused on costly and stressful crisis management. This needs to change.

What is The Carers' Call to Action

Leading national charities, public bodies and private providers are coming together to meet this challenge through the Carers’ Call to Action. They will be providing a coherent, coordinated and concerted response
to this intolerable situation.

To read the full document of our shared vision - The Carers’ Call to Action please download here. 

 

Alistair Burns launching The Carers' Call to Action              Alistair Burns launching The Carers' Call to Action Nov 2013