MP gets a taste of life as a carer


West Yorkshire MP Jason McCartney got a taste of life as a career when he volunteered at Greenacres residential and dementia care home in Melton.

The visit was part of his volunteering work, which also included him helping out at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth.

Mr McCartney, who lives in nearby Honley, said: “Greenacres is always a lovely place to visit, and there is no better way to see the great work they do than getting hands on and helping the team with their daily duties. I had a really enjoyable time meeting residents, serving their lunch and joining in activities.”

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Greenacres, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides residential and dementia care for 64 residents and is committed to offering them aspirational lifestyle choices.

Sam McEwen, home manager at Greenacres, said: “We were so pleased to welcome Jason to our home as part of his volunteering week – he did a great job and is definitely welcome to come back and help out again.”

The West Yorkshire MP was on hand to help a Greenacres resident celebrate her 71st anniversary with her husband and family.


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