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Wes joins Redbridge Pensioners for Dignity Action Day

Wes Streeting joined the Redbridge Pensioners Forum today to sign up to the National Pensioners' Convention Dignity Code.

Every week, there are examples of how older people have been let down by the care system and treated badly. Whether in hospital, a nursing home or their own home - it’s time we started treating older people with dignity.

Britain’s biggest older people’s campaigning group, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) has produced a Dignity Code which lays out in a very clear and concise way how we should treat those who can no longer look after themselves. The Code includes proper training and pay for care staff, better monitoring and inspection and the need for public services to treat older people with dignity and respect.

Wes says: "I was pleased to sign up to the Dignity Code. If elected, I'll be pushing government to improve the care provided to older people and for our public services to sign up to consistent, high quality, service standards for older people. I welcome Labour's plans for joined up health and social care services - an NHS with real time to care. Locally, we're putting money back into care for older people, safeguarding the freedom pass and providing free swimming for the over 60s."

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