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Future of caring for elderly people in Norfolk discussed at British Red Cross event in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 15:47 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 21 February 2013

The British Red Cross event, where speakers talked about the provision of care for the elderly and vulnerable in the East at Fusion at the Forum, Norwich. Left to right Simon Wright M.P, Mike Adamson and Norman Lamb M.P.Photo: Steve Adams

The British Red Cross event, where speakers talked about the provision of care for the elderly and vulnerable in the East at Fusion at the Forum, Norwich. Left to right Simon Wright M.P, Mike Adamson and Norman Lamb M.P.Photo: Steve Adams

The future of caring for the elderly and vulnerable was discussed at a British Red Cross event in Norwich last night, with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb among those who delivered a speech.

The event, held at the Forum, was focused on “empowering independent living in East Anglia” and saw several passionate speeches from people involved in the care profession.

Mr Lamb, the coalition government’s minister of state for care and support, praised the work of the British Red Cross in battling social isolation and loneliness as information about the charity’s Older People Outreach Service was highlighted.

He said: “We should celebrate age and everything it potentially offers us and realise that if we unleash this force of community, we can make a real difference to people’s lives.”

- For more on this story, see tomorrow’s Eastern Daily Press.

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