Watch Gareth's Speech On Reducing Loneliness For The Elderly

At the Autumn Liberal Democrat Conference Gareth proposed a policy amendment that was overwhelming passed by delegates to assist the elderly moving in with relatives for companionship, or a planned move so they can be closer to their families.

This amendment was simple idea - we allow elderly people claiming housing benefit, who choose to move in with someone else, to keep a portion of that benefit.  And we also allow those elderly on very low incomes to be exempt from stamp duty, if they’re planning a move nearer to family or to downsize.

Read more

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.