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Grantham Journal letter: Dementia tax is not a new issue

The dementia tax may have shaped the general election campaign, but it’s not a new issue.

For too long, the 11,000 people living with dementia in Lincolnshire have been struggling to pay the catastrophic costs of their care. That’s because, unlike other conditions, people with dementia don’t get free care on the NHS.

This is wrong. People with dementia shouldn’t be discriminated against because of their condition.

Successive governments have swept the problem under the carpet and families have been paying the price. We can’t let the new government dodge the problem any longer. The time to unite is now.

We need your readers – and everyone they know – to sign our petition today and demand that the new government finds a long-term solution to end the dementia tax once and for all.

To sign our petition, please visit: alzheimers.org.uk/fix dementiacare

Nasim Minhas

Operations manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire


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