Milton Keynes MP Iain Stewart took a step back in time to join older residents in his constituency for a 1950s themed tea party at a Sanctuary Care home.
The team at Caton House Residential and Nursing Home in Epsom Grove invited the MP along to join them for a cuppa while residents took up the opportunity to have their say about local issues that matter to them.
Sharing views that matter
The residents took part in a group discussion where they were able to share views and ideas for the city, and also talk one-to-one with their MP.
Pam Hickford, 84-year old resident, said: “Mr Stewart was a lovely man. He was so chatty and made time for us all. I enjoyed his company and found everything he had to say very interesting.”
Bringing the debate to their doorstep
The Sanctuary Care’s activities leader Rebecca Killman added: “With the upcoming election our residents were keen to discuss their interests and any concerns about our local community and country so we brought the debate to their doorstep.
“All the residents who took part managed to ask their questions and Mr Stewart was so accommodating and made sure everyone had their say.”
Pleasure to meet Sanctuary Care’s resident
Iain Stewart concluded: “It’s always a pleasure to meet with constituents and I try to reach out to as many local people as I possibly can. I’m really grateful for Sanctuary Care’s kind invitation as it was a great opportunity for me to get in touch with older people in the community.
“It was enthralling to hear from a number of people who have lived in Milton Keynes all their lives and I very much appreciated the chance to hear their issues being raised. It was really rewarding to be able to talk a little about what we have been doing in our city in relation to supporting older residents and I hope everyone found it as useful as I did.”