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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column –  York’s path to normality and mental health investment

York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by

Lockdown Exit Roadmap

March 8: All schools to reopen. All school sport back, alongside breakfast and aftershool...

Lockdown exit roadmap – Julian calls for faster relaxation if vaccination progress accelerates and earlier opening for safe indoor hospitality

I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses,...

Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

With the fantastic news that all adults should receive their first dose of a...

Julian supports Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia campaign

March 24, 2015

This week Julian pledged to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the country. Julian joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition.

Julian said: “We all have a part to play in improving the lives of people living with dementia. There are around 2,600 people living with the condition across York and its surrounding communities and it is an issue we need to tackle head on. I am delighted that the Government has launched the world’s biggest study group for dementia, and has committed to doubling the funding for research into dementia care.”

A number of projects to improve care have already been funded, included the Dementia Friends Programme and the Dementia Friendly Environments Capital Fund. The Prime Minister used an international summit last month to set out what reforms he wanted to see in place by 2020. He announced that England will be the best country in the world for dementia care and support for families and carers. Plans were also announced for England to become the global leader in undertaking research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

George McNamara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Alzheimer’s Society said: “Dementia is the biggest health and care challenge our country faces – one that all of society must respond to. By the end of the next parliament more than a million people will be living with dementia. There is unlikely to be a family in the country that is not affected. We are pleased to have been able to engage over 200 MPs in one day. Julian has a huge influence in York and we hope he will use this opportunity to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.”

Pictured: Julian with former television presenter Angela Rippon OBE