MP shows support for the coming Care Bill

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PORTSMOUTH MP Mike Hancock joined athletes to show his support for social care for disabled people.

The Portsmouth South MP joined gold medallist wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft and Paralympian Sam Ruddock at the Houses of Parliament, at an event organised by charity Scope as part of its Britain Cares campaign.

Mr Hancock said: ‘MPs must remember that one-third of social care users are working-age disabled people. This support is what enables them to wash, dress and get out of the house.

‘It’s crucial the Care Bill goes as far as possible in creating a care system that supports disabled people to live full and independent lives.’