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Allowing people with dementia to be supported by family members in care homes or hospitals is the message of John’s Campaign.
HC-One, the third largest care home operator in the UK, which runs Campbeltown’s Kintyre Care Home has joined the campaign.
It works to enable more people to visit and help care for their relatives in medical and social care services at the times of day that work best for everyone.
The campaign was founded as a result of the experiences of Dr John Gerrard and his family following his time in hospital with dementia in 2014.
His daughter Nicci Gerrard and friend Julia Jones are campaigning for the rights of family members of people with dementia.
The single simple principle of John’s Campaign according to its founders is that: ‘We should not enforce disconnection between relatives and those who need care.’