Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Llanelli Nia Griffith led speeches at a rally against the closure of care homes in Carmarthenshire on Saturday (24th April). The campaigners want to save six residential homes across the county, including St Paul’s and Caemaen in Llanelli from closure which would lead to the loss of 175 residential care beds and around 150 jobs.
To rapturous applause Nia Griffith said “We must work together to convince every councillor on Carmarthenshire Council to back our demands to keep the care homes open. We need the option of full time residential care run by the local authority, in the heart of our community here in Llanelli. We say NO to privatisation because it leads to doing things on the cheap which means either less care or worse pay and conditions for staff. We want the very best for our elderly citizens, and nothing less.”
For further information about the campaign visit www.rachc.co.uk.