DUP will build on proud record for older people

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said the DUP will continue to prioritise issues impacting older people. He was speaking yesterday at a Later Life Ambitions event in Parliament

By Sammy Wilson Candidate

East Antrim

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Rt Hon Sammy Wilson MP said:

“It is important that politicians address the issues which effect the elderly population to ensure that they are still able to participate fully in society, and lead healthy and worthwhile lives.

The DUP have a record to be proud of in this regard.

We ensured through the Confidence and Supply Agreement that the Government stuck by the Triple Lock commitment to upgrade pensions in line with the highest rate of inflation.

In the Assembly, DUP Ministers introduced free public transport for everyone over 60, created the office of the Commissioner for Older People and supported initiatives to ensure pensioners were able to access the benefits they are entitled to.

Digital inclusion is obviously vital as more Government services move online. The DUP launched the silver surfers initiative to help the elderly navigate computers.

We have a proud record and we will continue to build on it.”

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