Atherton has a first class guide dog training centre which is one of a small number of centres across the country. There is a dedicated guide dog breeding centre in Warwickshire from where the dogs are taken to Atherton for intensive training.
Conservatives often talk about a “long term economic plan” but it can seem as though it is just about businesses and wealth creation. Obviously both of these areas are important but it is necessary to realise that it also covers the lowering of taxes, ensuring that the welfare system helps people into work and having the best education system.
Often education is seen as a political football rather than just something that politicians are working hard to improve. Sometimes, it is seen that one type of school is necessarily better than another just because it’s structure is different or it is seen to be the latest innovation.
I was delighted to invite the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to visit and see the excellent care and treatment the staff provide and hear how much the residents and patients appreciate it.