Caroline Flint has met with Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to seek Government support for children of alcoholics.
Joined by Liam Byrne MP and Jon Ashworth, the three MPs are seeking Government action on their Manifesto for Change – a campaign to ensure that every area of England has a plan to support children in families with alcohol misuse.
Said Caroline: “I was very pleased that Jeremy Hunt was able to give the time to meet a few of the MPs involved in our All Party Group. Our campaign for a change in attitudes and support for children of alcoholics is getting a hearing at the highest levels of the Government.
“Just at Christmas, we received the green light that the Government will fund a national helpline for these children.
“Now I hope, with the Secretary of State’s support, we will get more action.”
In November, Ms Flint joined the launch of Doncaster’s Family MOT – Moving on Together – a programme to support families with parents who misuse alcohol or drugs.
Photo shows Jeremy Hunt with Caroline Flint, Liam Byrne and Jon Ashworth.