A photographer will launch an exhibition aimed at highlighting “crisis” in the care system.

Annemarie Anang, 32, gave up her job as a teacher and began caring for her mother, who has dementia, after becoming unhappy with home-care agencies.

Ms Anang said her mother Elizabeth had 35 carers from a single agency in the course of six months in 2013.

She said: “I realised there was a problem. I was leaving notes for the carers about little things, like my mother preferring tea to coffee, and how many sugars she had. How can you look after a total stranger? You can’t.

“I think people just don’t realise how important it might be for a person with dementia to keep the same carer.

“Sometimes the care wasn’t there, I’d come to pick her up in the morning and she’d still be in her pyjamas.”

Ms Anang is now campaigning for improvements to be made to the social care system, including a Living Wage for care workers and better training.

She hopes photographs of her time caring for her mother will raise awareness of dementia, and the importance of care services.

She said: “I decided to create this exhibition to give a personal testimony as to why we should care about care services. Other people write papers and policy documents, and this my way.

“I hope these images will encourage more discussion about dementia, why care is important and get people talking in the build up to the 2015 election about why these issues should be on every politician’s agenda.”

The exhbition, Mum, Dementia & I, runs from November 12 - 23 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.