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Biscuits and Brexit chat for MP at Redbridge Jewish charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:10 30 January 2020

Iain Duncan Smith visited tenants of the Jewish Blind & Disabled building. Picture: Jewish Blind & Disabled

Iain Duncan Smith visited tenants of the Jewish Blind & Disabled building. Picture: Jewish Blind & Disabled

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MP Iain Duncan Smith visited a Jewish charity for the blind and disabled in South Woodford to talk about issues that matter to them most.

Mr Smith with tenants of Milne Court. Picture: Jewish Blind & DisabledMr Smith with tenants of Milne Court. Picture: Jewish Blind & Disabled

The Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green was given a tour of the development of 57 apartments for Jewish people living with physical disabilities or visual impairment at Milne Court in Churchfields on Friday, January 24.

Mr Duncan Smith said: "This development is a great example of how accessible housing, with support to hand, can enable people to retain their independence and live their own lives to the full.

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"These unique facilities enable tenants to live an independent life with the dignity of personal choice that can only come from having their own front door and a great support network from the Jewish community looking out for one another."

Iain Duncan Smith visited tenants of the Jewish Blind & Disabled care home. Picture: Jewish Blind & DisabledIain Duncan Smith visited tenants of the Jewish Blind & Disabled care home. Picture: Jewish Blind & Disabled

Jewish Blind & Disabled's chief executive Lisa Wimborne said the visit was a great opportunity for the tenants to engage first hand in issues important to them with someone who has the influence to make a difference.

The tenants asked Mr Duncan Smith questions on everything from Brexit to benefits and anti-semitism to social care.

Lisa said: "It was also a good opportunity for me to talk to him about the issues that matter to our tenants, in particular the NHS and current benefits system."

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