Jewish Care has helped its oldest voter – 102-year-old Rose Bliss – to the ballot box, to have her say in today’s General Election.
Rose is the oldest Jewish Care resident who chose to vote in person, rather than by post, and she told Jewish News: “it’s something I have always done”.
The centenarian, who lives at the Otto Schiff residence, based at Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, told staff after leaving a Jewish Care Mini Bus at the polling station: “I am excited, I am pleased I have come to be here and vote, it’s important”.
Jewish Care Chief Executive, Simon Morris, pictured here with Rose, commented: “Whilst providing quality care is of upmost importance to us, we also believe that we have a role to play to ensure our clients, residents in our care homes, people we support in their own homes, feel a valued part of our community and wider society”.
“Rose is someone who has voted her whole life. Her voice and right to engage shouldn’t be lost just because she requires support”.
“I am delighted that our staff have provided the support needed to ensure clients can register and vote to have their say in the democratic process”.