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Carers

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans 12:35 pm, 11th June 2009

I thank the Minister for giving way on the point about support care packages, because one of my constituents sadly died after a support package was not put in place. Mr. Tonkin starved himself to death in a care home while waiting to return to his family. It took more than five months to begin putting a care package together, but still it never came together, despite the family wishing to support Mr. Tonkin's return to his own home. I therefore caution the Minister, because introducing new structures might sound very good, but we currently have structures—in terms of carers and care packages—that are not working.

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