Campaigner Erica Grimsey met MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Burstow on 1 March to discuss her concerns about the Care Bill as part of our care campaign.
During the meeting, Erica outlined how much she had benefited from mobility training and assistance around her home following the deterioration of her sight.
She highlighted how as a result of regular mobility support, she felt able to confidently get out about independently. Erica was clear that without receiving such training, she would have found activities such as being a member of her local sight loss society's steering group, running an IT group and volunteering at her local hospital's eye clinic very difficult. Erica also pointed out the importance of integrating eye clinics with services such as rehabilitation.
This is great follow up to a meeting we had with Mr Burstow and the Sutton Association for the Blind back in December. Mr Burstow was very interested in what Erica had to say and her concerns around the Bill in particular. Mr Burstow has since expressed a further interest to us in the changes we want to see under the Care Bill and how he may be able to support these.