Hazel Blears

Hazel Blears

Hazel Blears is a trustee of the Alzheimer’s Society and chair of Salford University’s Institute for Dementia. She was Salford’s MP between 1997 and 2015 and held a number of ministerial roles

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United front

Hazel Blears

Devolution offers the best chance we have to integrate health and social care for those with dementia, writes Hazel Blears For the first time dementia has overtaken cancer and heart disease as the greatest single cause of death in the UK. More than 800,000 people are living with this terrible disease and the number is…

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Making our representatives more representative

Hazel Blears

Over recent years parliament has become dominated by a political class, the dominance of which has helped to put people off politics. They see Westminster as being divorced from real life, and they believe – often correctly – that the things we discuss in parliament do not reflect their concerns. The reason that debate in…