Chris Elmore MP pledges to speak up for older people at Age UK’s ‘Age Champions’ annual reception.
Mr Elmore, MP for Ogmore, met with older people from across the country at an event in Parliament organised by the charity Age UK.
The Age Champions event was the charity’s annual summer reception and highlighted the challenges of an ageing population and opportunities in later life.
MPs heard how they can tackle issues affecting older people across the country, including loneliness and isolation, social care and the importance of a decent income.
The MP said: “I’m delighted to work together with organisations like Age UK with a view to ensuring that every older person can live with dignity and enjoy a fulfilling later life. Issues like the fragility of our social care system and the chronic loneliness that affects too many are not going away and our older population badly needs us to find solutions for them.”