OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams has added her support to a report by a cross-party group of MPs and peers revealing that England’s most vulnerable children cannot access the full range of care and support that the government has committed to.

Babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions are likely to die young, according to the report.

They and their families need a spectrum of health and social care services to meet their often complex needs.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care has been examining the extent to which the government is meeting its end of life care choice commitment to these seriously ill children and their families.

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Ms Abrahams said: “Despite the commitment, which outlines six ways ministers believe that people approaching the end of their lives should be supported, the APPG has heard evidence from young-people, families, services and professionals that the quality of palliative care children and families can access is patchy and depends on where in England they live.

“Cross party MPs and peers state that this is unfair and represents a wholly unjustified health inequality.”