Fiona attends Age UK's Parliamentary reception to put older people's views at the centre of the social care debate

Fiona met with older people from across the country at an event in Parliament organised by the charity Age UK.  

As part of this campaign Age UK has been organising focus groups across the country, speaking to older people and their carers about their experience of the care system and what changes they would like to see from the government’s consultation this summer.

The reception was a chance for MPs to meet with older people to discuss the care system and the event also included speeches from care minister Caroline Dinenage MP and shadow social care minister Barbara Keeley MP.

You can read more about Age UK’s report and read it in full here.

Fiona said:

“It was good to hear from people from across the country regarding their concerns about social care. It is important that we listen to people and ensure that the Government’s consultation takes account of their views and addresses people’s concerns so that the system is high quality, affordable, straightforward and provides the support people need.”