Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara pledges support for charity providing TV and radio for housebound people

TVBarbara has offered her support to the charity Wireless for the Bedridden.

The charity provides TVs and radios for those who find it difficult to leave their homes due to age, illness or disability and are in financial need.

Barbara said:

“The charity Wireless for the Bedridden will soon be celebrating their 70th anniversary and I would like to pledge my support for the work they do to help people in Salford who are housebound and in financial need.

“A Switchover Help Scheme is available to help eligible Salford residents with digital switchover, run by the BBC in agreement with the Government. But those who are housebound due to age, illness or disability often need additional help.

“The charity Wireless for the Bedridden provides a second digital television set for people who spend a lot of time in bed due to ill health. They also provide services such as audio captioning for people with special needs.

“Whilst many people take their TVs and radios for granted, the charity can help people who are housebound feel less isolated and more in touch with the outside world.

“I encourage any constituents who feel they could benefit from the service to contact me and I will be happy to refer them to Wireless for the Bedridden for extra help.”

More information on the charity Wireless for the Bedridden can be found at:

Details of the Switchover Help Scheme can be found at:

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