Congratulations to Elizabeth Court, Caterham, on achieving Anchor Inspires accreditation. The award recognises the outstanding quality of care being provided to residents at the hone suffering with dementia.
Dementia continues to be one of the biggest health challenges facing Britain. The extent of the problem locally was evident earlier this year at the first ever East Surrey Dementia Summit, which I hosted in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society. Over 70 people including local residents and healthcare professionals attended. Whilst I was encouraged by the discussions it is evident that there is still a lot more to do to support those with dementia in our community, and I look forward to playing my part in the weeks ahead.