Rory Stewart MP joined around 300 supporters of Appleby’s ‘Bring Edenside Home’ campaign on Saturday, as they marched through the town to raise the profile of their campaign and put pressure on Cumbria County Council to reopen the care home.

Edenside was closed in December following the devastating floods, and residents were evacuated to the former Greengarth care home in Penrith. However, work to repair Edenside has not yet started, sparking fears in the community that the home may be closed permanently.

Rory, who visited concerned staff and residents at Greengarth in April, said: “I am proud to join the Appleby community in their fight to save Edenside, giving a human face to the plight of these residents and their families.  Edenside is at the very heart of this community, providing not only a home to many of our elderly, but also providing a vital day care and respite service. And many families simply couldn’t manage without their support. I am committed to ensuring that investments are made into flood protection at Edenside and bringing residents back home as soon as possible.”



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