It was a real pleasure for Dan to meet and chat with residents over tea at Gressland Court in Kesgrave. Gressland Court is an assisted living home which provides support and care for frail older people who might need help with tasks such as bathing or dressing. Residents are provided with a three course lunch every day if they wish, which is available in the shared lounge and care staff are always on hand to provide personal care. Dan managed to chat to a large number of guests, who shared their concerns with him and asked about the work he is doing on their behalf in Parliament and locally.
Dan has written before about his strong support for homes such as Gressland Court and the vital role they play in caring for our vulnerable elderly residents in Ipswich and Suffolk. They will have an even more important role to fulfil in delivering the type of community-focussed care that will be needed if we are to meet the challenge of properly looking after our growing older population in Suffolk.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....