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LAST Friday, the Antonine Centre, in Seafar, was paid a visit from Jamie Hepburn, the SNP candidate for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.
During his visit Jamie met with staff and service users, to find out more about the work of the Centre, for older adults in the Cumbernauld area.
Commenting, Jamie said: “It was great to go along and to meet the staff and service users at the Antonine Centre. I was very impressed by the range and reach of the services provided.
“The Antonine Centre provides service users with the opportunity to get involved in social activities and can offer respite for unpaid carers in the community."
In a discussion with staff members, at the Antonine Centre, Jamie learned that the carers and supporters provided care and assistance for tens of thousands of Scots across the country.
This follows Nicola Sturgeon’s recent announcement that a re-elected SNP Government would put in place new measures designed to ensure a fair deal for Scotland’s carers.
Jamie continued: “I was glad to have the opportunity to discuss the role played by unpaid carers with the staff at the centre. Scotland depends on the work of unpaid carers. Without their support the lives of tens of thousands of Scots would be so much more difficult.
“Over the past four years the SNP has provided key support for our carers, with more respite care, a short breaks fund and increased support for kinship carers. If re-elected the SNP Government will build on this strong record in delivering a fair deal for our carers.”
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