The Late great Dame Barbara Windsor tried to raise the issue of inadequate dementia care with the government, soon after she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
(Left Picture) Barbara Windsor: Source: Sky News (Right Picture) Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell at Downing Street 2019 ‘Fix Dementia Care – Alzheimer’s Society Source: Sky News
The problem was first identified by Wainman Trust Trustee Nick Borrett back in 1990 when he was designing and developing dementia care homes, including the transfer of patients into the community from the St Francis wards at the City Hospital.
30 years later we are not much further ahead in addressing the care issues surrounding dementia. Each government has failed to take the increasing problem seriously.
The Together Clubs being managed by Wainman Trust will continue to support older people in every way possible, recognising how important tender loving care is for vulnerable and lonely people who live in and around the city of Nottingham.