15 FEB 2013

Dr Dan speaks to Suffolk volunteers about local health care issues

Dr Dan with Jacqui Martin at Suffolk Family Carers Last week, Dan visited Suffolk Family Carers in Claydon, where he met with a large group of local volunteers from the Suffolk Voluntary and Community Sector to answer questions about a range local health and social care issues in Suffolk.

The Suffolk Voluntary and Community Sector brings together local volunteers and groups to support vulnerable people in Suffolk.

After making some introductory remarks about his role as both a hardworking constituency MP and a Government Health Minister, Dan answered questions about the vital role that carers play in looking after elderly and vulnerable friends and relatives before discussing how Suffolk’s new Health and Wellbeing Board will be able to better focus on the big health challenges facing our county, such as better supporting older people in the community by delivering care that is closer to people’s homes.

Suffolk’s Health Care and Wellbeing Board in Suffolk, which will be running from April, will bring together local NHS, public health and social care commissioners to promote more integrated care and support for our elderly people, and charities such as Suffolk Family Carers will have a key part to play in providing the home and community support for older residents with conditions such as dementia.

Suffolk Family Carers already plays a vital role in the local community, and Dan would like to commend Jacqui Martin and her team of staff and volunteers for their selfless hard work.

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