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Local MP joins Independent Living Centre as patron

The Independent Living Centre, based in Semington, has formally appointed local MP Michelle Donelan as a patron.

The MP’s role was formalised at the trustees’ meeting on Tuesday 28th March. She has visited the centre previously, and has cited the work of the ILC on a number of occasions. The centre says, “Michelle has always been a strong advocate of the rights of elderly and disabled people, and vocally celebrates the work of the voluntary sector.”

Brian Wade, a trustee for the ILC said, “I am delighted that Michelle has agreed to become a patron. She has given the centre much appreciated support since the election.”

The centre’s new patron plans to bring Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for Disabled People, to visit the centre in July, as well as inviting other local MPs to join her for a tour.

Michelle Donelan becomes the Independent Living Centre’s fourth patron, joining Lady Ruth Hawley, John Bush, and Andrew Murrison, MP for neighbouring constituency South West Wiltshire.

The Independent Living Centre is a registered charity based in Semington. It offers free and impartial advice to elderly and disabled people, providing practical solutions for easier living, within the Wiltshire and Bath areas.

The ILC has an occupational therapist and a part-time disabilities benefits advisor – both available for appointments with the public – and allows visitors to view and try a vast range of products aimed at making life easier for elderly and disabled people. You can contact them on 01380 871007, or see their website www.ilc.org.uk