Dementia is an issue that affects us all. There are an estimated 21 million people in England who have a close family or friend with dementia (one in three people over 65 will develop dementia).

Councils have a vital role to play in enabling people who are living with dementia, their families and carers, to retain their independence in the community for as long as possible. 

PHE in collaboration with NHSE/I has produced guidance on coronavirus for vulnerable groups including people with learning disabilities, autistic people, older people, carers and others: