Hit songwriter focuses on plight of pensioners

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

A successful singer/songwriter has written a song to highlight the plight of the pensioners in the UK. Writer of one of Barry Manilow¹s best showstoppers “Can¹t Smile Without You”, David Martin has now written “Don¹t Let Us Down Mr Brown” as a direct appeal to Gordon Brown and the Government to take action and look at the various issues affecting elderly people, in particular the closure of more than a thousand nursing homes over the last two years. David Martin¹s mother was in a nursing home which, after her death, was closed down. Incensed at the general state of affairs he wrote a song highlighting the problems. “It was about three months ago, that I was driving through Manchester and I thought I would pop into the nursing home where my dear mother had ended her days,” Mr Martin said. “I turned towards Didsbury, looking forward to renewing old acquaintances with some of the staff who worked there and had tended to my mother until her final hours. To say I was shocked to find that the place had closed d

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