Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting a Marie Curie campaign calling on the Government to prevent terminally ill people dying in poverty.
The campaign follows recent research which shows that every hour, one in ten people die in poverty. The research also shows that working age people with children are more likely than any other group to fall below the poverty line at the end of life.
Campaigners are now calling on the Government to support terminally ill-people with childcare costs and soaring energy bills, and ensure that those who are given a terminal diagnosis can access the support that they need.
Earlier this month, Gwynne joined Marie Curie at a Parliamentary event to show his support for the campaign, and urged to put pressure on the Government to do more to help those who are terminally ill.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“As the cost of living crisis intensifies and we approach the winter months, it is more important than ever that we do everything we can to prevent people dying in poverty.
“These figures are absolutely shocking, and should be a wake up call for the Government step up and do more.
“Absolutely no one should be dying in poverty in 21st Century Britain.”
To find out more about the dying in poverty campaign, click here.