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Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert appeals on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY LOGO

Rhod Gilbert will make an appeal on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society to encourage listeners to donate to the charity.

He said: “With 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and that number set to rise to 1.7million by 2051, it’s an illness that will touch all of our lives in some way at some point. I know dementia can have a huge impact on people’s lives so I was so pleased to help Alzheimer’s Society in this way.

‘The BBC Radio 4 Appeal is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for services such as their Dementia Cafés, as well as raise awareness and understanding of dementia. Please tune in and listen to the Appeal. If you can make a donation to help people living with dementia, it’d be hugely appreciated.’
The radio appeal for the Alzheimer’s Society will be featured on BBC Radio 4 (92.4-94.6 FM) on Sunday, 12 January at 7.55am.

Health and social care delivery needs radical reform in Wales says Public Services Ombudsman

Public services ombudsman

Public Services Ombudsman Peter Tyndall who is about to step down from his role has stressed that he would like to see one body to manage services throughout Wales.

Peter Tyndall has asked the Health Minister Mark Drakeford to review home care services.

The Welsh government said it intends to fully integrate health and social services but the solution does not lie in structural change.

Mr Tyndall says “It puts huge stress on families and carers whether they are looked after at home or a nursing care home. We need to be much better at delivering integrated packages of care than we are at the moment and that will need structural change,”

For the full story on changes suggested by the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales click here.