A SCHEME to help lonely people in a rural community has been lauded at the House of Parliament.

The South Denbighshire Community Partnership's (SDCP) community transport schemes that aim to provide a lifeline for lonely and isolated people in Corwen has been praised by Susan Elan Jones MP at the House of Commons.

The SDCP has purchased a fleet of two cars and a 16-seater minibus to provide elderly and disabled people in Corwen with access to transport where public services are lacking and receive limited funding.

The schemes include 'meals on wheels', which delivers freshly cooked meals to isolated elderly and disabled people, and 'dial-a-ride', which provides a volunteer taxi service to such people that want to attend the doctors, hospital and social gatherings at times that public transport is unsuitable.

Speaking at the Commons on Monday, October 15, she said: “Our former colleague the late Jo Cox MP initiated an inquiry on loneliness so it was very moving to see her parents and sister in the House of Commons Chamber as we questioned the Minister on the Government’s newly-released Strategy.

"I am really impressed by the fantastic work that the South Denbighshire Community Partnership is doing to bring people and communities together so I was very pleased to reference them in Parliament”.

Susan Elan Jones MP, who co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Charities and Volunteering, also questioned Minister Tracey Crouch MP on the need for the Government to develop better infrastructural support for charities.