Neath MP Peter Hain has spoken of his delight at meeting with members of the Association of Old Age Pensioners at Cadoxton Community Hall on 7th October 2013 in order to discuss the issues affecting the elderly across Neath.
Mr Hain discussed a range of issues that affect the pensioners in our communities, including the importance of independence in old age. It was also an opportunity for the elderly to voice their concerns regarding the Government’s onslaught on the welfare benefits system.
Mr Hain said, ‘I share the concerns of local people I met with today, who feel that their life-enhancing benefits are now under threat. Whilst their free bus passes and TV licences are funded by the tax-payer, these are people who have worked hard and paid their taxes all their lives.’
During the meeting, Mr Hain discussed the importance of local services such as buses and facilities like Post Offices in order to maintain independence and socialising in old age.
Peter (C) with members from the Association of Old Age Pensioners.