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MP backs social care law change
5:10pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
THE MP for South Swindon, Robert Buckland, has met joint double Gold medal-winning wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft and Paralympian Sam Ruddock to show his support for social care for disabled people.
The event, organised by disability charity Scope, was part of the Britain Cares campaign, which is calling on the Government to ensure that disabled people receive the care and support they need to live independent lives.
“I have received a number of emails about this issue and I know how important it is to provide proper care and support for disabled people,” said Mr Buckland.
“The Care Bill will be debated by MPs in the House of Commons for the first time in the coming weeks and I look forward to taking part in this.
“While the debate on social care has focused on the demands of an ageing population, one third of social care users are working-age disabled people. However, research by Scope has found that four in 10 disabled people who receive social care support say it does not meet their basic needs.
“I was delighted to meet Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Sam Ruddock and learn about how important the issue of good social care is to them and to my constituents.”
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