LEIGH MP Andy Burnham has visited a national care company at their national office in Warrington.

Along with Warrington South MP, David Mowat, the shadow Health Secretary met with the team at Home Instead Senior Care to learn more about their model of care.

During the meeting Mr Burnham outlined his vision to rethink the Labour Party’s health and care policies from first principles and his desire to make the country’s health and care system more person-centred.

Andy Burnham said: “It was good to visit Home Instead and hear how they are trying to change care of older people for the better.

“They are right to reject the 15 minute visits used by others and provide personalised support. I hope others will follow their lead.”

Mr Burnham stressed the need to move towards prevention, keeping people safe and well at home where the majority want to be.

Home Instead chief operating officer Martin Jones said: “We were really interested to hear what Andy had to say, especially as his vision for a more integrated system is so closely aligned with ours.

“What’s more, he sees no reason why government shouldn’t work with commercial organisations, recognising that we need to act as one nation to tackle the hurdles we all face as a result of our ageing population.”