Campaigners come together

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Disability rights campaigner Ken Mack has enlisted the support of the 90-year-old president of the retired members association of the Transport and General Workers Union Jack Jones in pressing for government action to prevent further care home closures. Mr Mack, of Wrexham, is an indefatigable writer of letters to politicians and the media, and is constantly working to bring the concerns of older frail and disabled people before a wider audience. “My late mother-in-law was one of the many thousands of frail and vulnerable elderly people who have received, and who continue to receive, notices of closure of their care homes ­ effectively eviction orders,” Mr Mack said. “Care in the community has, for many elderly people, become despair in the community.”

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