Dame Barbara Windsor thanks fans for support as signatures on letter to Boris Johnson reach 100,000

Dame Barbara Windsor has graced our screens once again to offer her thanks to the 100,000 who signed her open letter to Boris Johnson, calling on him to fix the broken dementia care system. 

The EastEnders actress, 82, who has been battling dementia since 2014, wrote urging the Prime Minister to come up with an urgent funding solution for social care. 

She has now released a Youtube video thanking her fans for their support.  

In the video uploaded by the Alzheimer’s society she says: ‘Thank you all so much for your support in signing the letter to our Prime Minister, it means so much. 

Adding: ‘Lets make this happen and fix dementia care.’

Dame Barbara – who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago – signed an open letter to Mr Johnson demanding decisive action on the ‘inadequate, unfair and unsustainable’ care system which blights the lives of hundreds of thousands of families.

Barbara Windsor thanks supporters as she speaks in her role as an Alzheimer's Society ambassador

Barbara Windsor thanks supporters as she speaks in her role as an Alzheimer's Society ambassador

Barbara Windsor thanks supporters as she speaks in her role as an Alzheimer’s Society ambassador

More than 100,000 people have signed the Alzheimer’s Society’s open letter

More than 100,000 people have signed the Alzheimer’s Society’s open letter

More than 100,000 people have signed the Alzheimer’s Society’s open letter

Speaking on behalf of The Alzheimer’s society the charity say her voice has added pressure on the new Government to deal with the crisis after two decades of inaction. 

In another video on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Youtube Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell said: ‘We are so proud to be delivering this letter from the Alzheimer’s Society and all the tens of thousands of people who signed it.

‘I genuinely feel for the people that have to give up their jobs and sell their homes, selling their parents’ homes that they have worked all their lives for. And you do wonder, how did we get here?’ 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (then Mayor of London), with Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, in TV show EastEnders Old Vic pub where he filmed a short scene

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (then Mayor of London), with Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, in TV show EastEnders Old Vic pub where he filmed a short scene

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (then Mayor of London), with Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, in TV show EastEnders Old Vic pub where he filmed a short scene

The Daily Mail launched a campaign last month calling for a cross-party solution to the scandal, which sees countless sufferers forced to sell their homes to fund their support.  

More than 100,000 people have signed the Alzheimer’s Society’s open letter calling on Mr Johnson to address the dementia care crisis. It is due to be delivered to Downing Street this month.

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the charity, which has led support for the Mail’s campaign, said: ‘Barbara is a much-loved cultural icon, and her speaking out about her experiences has shone as a beacon for others with dementia. 

Over 296,000 people have signed the Mail’s petition calling on Mr Johnson to deliver reform. 

You can help send a message: Sign our petition change.org/dementiacare  

Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor. Barbara Windsor has been appointed an ambassador of the Alzheimer's Society as she continues to battle the debilitating illness

Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor. Barbara Windsor has been appointed an ambassador of the Alzheimer's Society as she continues to battle the debilitating illness

Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor. Barbara Windsor has been appointed an ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society as she continues to battle the debilitating illness

 

 

   

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