Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis, will begin a three-week campaign this Friday entitled, ‘Care at Christmas.’
Jarvis explained, “Care at Christmas is about recognising the hard work and dedication of people that care for others, not just at Christmas, but throughout the year. It’s about recognising the people who devote their working lives and often, their spare time, to help and support others; whether it be working in hospices or hospitals, or those who care for others at home.
“I understand just how difficult Christmas can be for men, women and children all over Barnsley when they are sick, elderly or struggling financially. This year will be particularly tough for many people as the Government’s austere cuts begin to bite.
“Christmas is a difficult time to be in hospital or the hospice or in residential care. It is also an incredibly lonely time for many people who do not enjoy the comfort of a loving family. Right across Barnsley we are extremely fortunate to have incredible and inspiring people working in our care services.
“So over the next few weeks, I will be meeting many of these brilliant people as I visit a number of different locations, including: Barnardos, numerous Charity Shops, the Barnsley Hospice and the Barnsley Hospital.
“This is a critical time of the year for our care services and for the people who work in that sector. Barnsley can be rightly proud of all that they do.”