Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, last week paid a visit to Age UK Tameside’s 131 club held in Ashton.
The 131 club is a project designed to help support older people at risk of loneliness by bringing them together for a home-cooked meal and a range of interesting activities ran by staff and volunteers.
During the visit, 131 club members grilled Gwynne over Labour’s plans for social care, and what more can be done to help tackle isolation.
“It was truly inspiring to see the work being done by Age UK and the 131 club to support elderly people across Tameside.
“In my role as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care, it was great to be able to talk to members about our plans, and ensure their voices are front and centre of our thinking.
“Projects such as the 131 club make such a difference to the lives of people who are at risk from loneliness and isolation, and I hope the group continues going from strength to strength in the future.”