Constituents have contacted me rightly concerned about the claims being made about children in Morecambe and Lunesdale on Granada reports last night.
These claims always seem to emanate from the same Primary Schools and Ash Trees Surgery in Carnforth. I have referred these claims in the report to Social Services and the claims regarding rickets to the Department of Health. It is vital that the extent of these claims is established by officials and that Social Services are fully aware of all of the families affected by the claims made in this documentary as it is their job to protect all children.
These claims are not those being experienced by myself or the Job Centre in the area and I would urge anyone effected to book an appointment with the staff at Morecambe Job Centre to assess if they are receiving all of the benefits they are entitled to and are receiving all of the money and debt management help that is available through the Citizens Advice Bureau.