2017 was a year that dementia was placed firmly on the agenda and we couldn’t have done it without your help.
From dominating the snap election with the dementia tax debate to confirming Government commitment to consult on a long term social care solution; there has been plenty for us to campaign on.
So what have we achieved this year with the support of our fantastic campaigners? Here are just a few of the highlights.
Source: How our dementia campaigns kept dementia on the agenda in 2017 : Alzheimer’s Society
Charities told to keep quiet or lose government contracts from DPAC
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New research reveals that charities and other voluntary groups are often absent from campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty. A report released today shows that voluntary groups, especially those under contract to government, face threats to remain silent about their experiences and many are fearful to speak out in case they lose their funding or face other sanctions.
The findings show a climate of fear and threats to free speech. ……………………..’