AN MP has pledged to make adult social care a priority in the face of budget cuts.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said in meetings with the county council he was making his concerns on the future of day care centres known.

He said he had met county council leader Geoff Driver and that they had agreed on broad principles of delivering and improving adult social care.

He went on: “I believe it is important to protect the physical day care facilities in Lancashire, and avoid an across the board shift towards the type of personal budgeting that isn't conducive to community, interaction and advancement. Though we agreed on a lot, I am nonetheless still concerned about the future of Oakenhead Centre, and I intend to visit Enfield Day Centre in the near future. I made clear my concerns that day centres are being replaced by cost cutting measures dressed up as personal care budgets.”