Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, Liz Kendall MP, came to Pendle to discuss key care issues residents.
She joined Labour’s Pendle parliamentary candidate, County Coun. Azhar Ali, for a meeting with carers at Colne Library, as well as the Alzheimer’s Society support group and Age UK Lancashire, and to launch Labour’s new Carers Pledge for Pendle.
Coun. Ali made it clear he believed his party would provide more money for care support, with Ms Kendall adding: “As a country, I think we should look at care.”
She added later: “It was a very useful and moving meeting, where people were sharing their personal stories. It’s made it very clear people in Pendle need a Government that helps people.”
Julie Hesketh said: “Thank you to Liz Kendall and Coun. Ali for visiting the carers group and taking time to listen to the experiences and concerns of carers in Pendle. Events like these play a key role in helping to raise awareness about carers issues and the need for support for carers as well as those living with dementia.”
Coun. Ali said: “It went very well and it was a very interesting meeting. Liz was able to make a pledge that the next Labour Government would invest more in care.”