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Age UK and John's Campaign

Age UK is a charity that believes everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances. Age UK provides free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Their work focuses on five key areas: health and wellbeing, money matters, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle.

 

John's Campaign was founded by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones in 2014. It started when Nicci’s father John was admitted to hospital for routine treatment of leg ulcers. Before admission, John was living well with dementia. But when his family were unable to visit him, John became a shadow of his former self and never recovered. John's Campaign calls for a policy welcoming family carers onto hospital wards outside of the normal visiting times, according to the needs of the person with a dementia and their carers. They believe an open visiting culture will deliver benefits to dementia patients, their families and hospital staff.

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