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Kate hears from older constituents about their experiences of being on the frontline of care

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Kate has heard from older constituents and their carers in Trafford about their own personal experiences of social care, and how they feel a sustainable care system could be built.

The event, organised by Age UK and Age UK Trafford, comes ahead of the government’s plans to publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018. It is part of the charity’s work to ensure that the voices of older people are heard as the Government prepares to set out its plans.

Kate said: “Carers in my constituency do an amazing job looking after friends or family members. But the carers I met at Age UK Trafford told me they want better information, more coordination of services, and a fair system of funding for anyone who needs care. It’s wrong that the system doesn’t give them the support they deserve, when they give so much. I’ll be proud to speak up for them in parliament.”

Ann Marie Jones, Chief Executive of Age UK Trafford said: “We are grateful to Kate Green MP for attending the event at Age UK Trafford and listening to our focus group of carers about their experiences of social care in Trafford. They very much welcomed the opportunity to influence the future of social care with Kate’s support”

Caroline Abrahams, Age UK’s Charity Director said about the event: “It’s always incredibly valuable hearing directly from older people about the social care challenges they face and equally their thoughts about solutions.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Government to ensure that older people’s views and experiences really do inform new social care policy.

“Not only is this the right thing to do in principle, it also makes it much more likely the proposals the Government ultimately produces for strengthening social care make a real difference.”

 

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