BBC debate on social care sees residents quiz politicians
A group of residents at a Surrey care home were invited on to TV in early May to debate social care ahead of the local elections.
BBC London Live visited Priory Court care home near Epsom for a question and answer session with elderly residents as part of a feature on social care.
Shirley Emilio, manager of Priory Court, which is part of the St Cloud Care group, said: “We were happy to welcome the TV crew into the home. Several of the residents grilled Conservative, Lib Dem and UKIP politicians from Surrey County Council about their policies.”
The sometimes heated discussion took place in the home’s pub-lounge – an area of Priory Court designed especially for social gatherings and was broadcast on Wednesday May 3rd, just ahead of the local elections.
Shirley added: “Funding for adult social care is a political hot potato and it is important for our residents to be heard.”