Published on 06 April 2011 03:00 PM
Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Assembly Candidate, Colin McCusker, has signed up to support the High 5 Campaign.
Commenting he said,
'Everyone should be supporting our senior citizens, and I was more than happy to support their five key points, namely to
1. Tackle Fuel Poverty
2. Maximise Pensioner Income
3. Fundamentally Review Social Care
4. End Age Discrimination
5. Tackle Fear of Crime
'I want to ensure that Northern Ireland is a better place for us all as we age. It is obvious that Northern Ireland society is changing. There are more people over the age of 50 than under the age of 19 living here. It is imperative that the next Executive ensures that government policy supports older people to remain active, healthy, engaged, and removes the barriers to their participation. The policies that Government put in place today will shape our society tomorrow so it's important to get things right.
'If elected to the next Assembly, I will work with Age NI to help get the best deal possible for our older generation.'
To read more about Colin McCusker visit the UUP website