Bury South MP Christian Wakeford has visited a care home to teach residents about Parliament.

The Labour MP went to HC-One’s Rose Court in Radcliffe on Friday, November 10, as the home participated in UK Parliament Week activities from November 6 to 12.

This is the second year that HC-One care homes have taken part in UK Parliament Week, an annual event which aims to spread the word about what Parliament is, what it does, and how individuals can get involved, take action and make an impact on the issues they care about.

Bury Times: Aid Oliver Ryan and MP Christian Wakeford with Rose Court resident Marai VitkinAid Oliver Ryan and MP Christian Wakeford with Rose Court resident Marai Vitkin (Image: HC-One)

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Residents and colleagues of the HC-One owned home enjoyed meeting Mr Wakeford and chatting to him about what life is like at Rose Court.

Mr Wakeford and his aide Oliver Ryan were invited to attend to have a morning coffee with the residents at Rose Court as part of UK Parliament Week.

Residents Maureen, Robert, Marai, and her daughter, Daphne, Irene, Graham and Beverly, alongside Home Manager Leanne and Wellbeing Coordinators Allison and Lucy all enjoyed meeting Christian Wakeford.

Lucy, wellbeing coordinator at Rose Court, said: “It was a very pleasant morning chatting to Christian and Oliver as both of them are very relaxed and chatty.

“We also gave them a crochet poppy that one of our care assistants had made with the residents for Remembrance Day.

Bury Times: Christian Wakeford speaks to residents at Rose Court Care homeChristian Wakeford speaks to residents at Rose Court Care home (Image: HC-One)

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“The residents were very pleased to sit down with their guests for drinks and cakes.

“Residents Marai and Irene said it was so lovely for Christian to come to visit them especially when he is such a busy man. Fellow resident Robert said that he would like to write to Christian Wakeford in the future.”

Leanne Batten-Smith Home Manager at Rose Court Care Home, said: "It was so lovely of Christian to take time out to visit us at Rose Court.

"The residents really enjoyed chatting to him and about the work he is involved in.”