11:13 Thursday 24 October 2013

Sir Jim Paice learns about the importance of social care for the disabled

Written byJORDAN DAY

Sir Jim Paice, centre, pictured with Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Sam Ruddock. Sir Jim Paice, centre, pictured with Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Sam Ruddock.

MP Sir Jim Paice has met with two Paralympians to show his support for social care for disabled people.

The South East Cambridgeshire MP joined double Gold medallist wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft and Paralympian Sam Ruddock at an event in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.

The event, organised by disability charity Scope, was part of its ‘Britain Cares’ Campaign, which is calling on the Government to ensure that over 100,000 disabled people do not lose out on vital social care support which enables them to live independent, fulfilling lives.

The Care Bill will be debated in the House of Commons for the first time in the coming weeks.

Sir Jim said: “I was delighted to meet with Hannah and Sam, and to learn about how important the issue of good social care is to my constituents.

“As a Conservative MP I am proud that the Government’s Care Bill will introduce a new, modern law for a care system built around people’s wellbeing.

“As the Bill passes through the House of Commons, it is important that all MPs remember that one third of care users are working age disabled people and that social care must support them to live fulfilling, independent lives.”

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