Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara Keeley MP speaks at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Relief of Paget’s Disease

headshotBarbara was invited to attend the annual conference of the National Association for the Relief of Paget’s Disease, to talk to members of the Association about Government Policy on carers and the role of MPs in improving support for carers. The national offices of the Association are in Walkden.

The conference, which was held at Lancashire Cricket Ground, was attended by members from across the country. Barbara was invited to the event by Chief Executive Marilyn McCallum to meet the members and learn more about Paget’s Disease.

Paget’s Disease is a chronic disease affecting the bones, particularly in older people. It causes pain and deformity and can lead to fractures, deafness and neurological complications, as well as being responsible for the development of osteo-arthritis in neighbouring joints.

Barbara said:

“I was pleased to be invited to speak at the conference. Like many people, I did not know much until recently about Paget’s Disease of the Bone. I spoke to the conference about the support available to carers and the work being done by the Government to improve the help available

“I was also able to listen to the experiences of members with Paget’s Disease and to the carers who are key partners in health and care services.

“Organisations such as the National Association make a great difference.
Getting information, advice and help from others who understand the particular needs of a condition makes a vital difference to the lives of all those who are affected by it. I am pleased that such an important organisation is based in Worsley constituency and hope I can support the organisation in other ways in future.”

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