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Alzheimer’s Society wants to hear the coronavirus challenges facing care homes

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An Alzheimer’s Society survey is asking care home general managers to share the challenges they are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The answers will be used to inform the charity’s lobbying for the government to provide greater support for care homes as the number of COVID-19 related deaths continues to rise and services report they are not being offered tests and do not have adequate PPE supplies.

The charity was amongst a number of signatories to a letter calling on the government to publish a comprehensive plan to support social care through the crisis.

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Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, (pictured) said: “Care homes have become the ‘forgotten front line’ in the fight against coronavirus.

“Following our urgent letter to Matt Hancock, we are keeping a close watch to make sure the government’s plans to help care home residents are backed up by actions and not just words. To do this successfully, we need your help and opinions to make sure we’re prioritising the most urgent issues affecting care homes today.”

To take part in the survey, please follow the online survey link

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