Jonathan Ashworth on Fighting Alcoholism

It was a heartbreaking read. The Christmas Day story of seven-year-old Lucy hiding under a bed from her alcoholic parents while she listened to a fairytale stuck especially in my mind. 

Cold, alone and with no presents, the helpline was the only comfort for that little girl.

As Labour’s health chief, I have nothing but praise for Nacoa, the charity which provides that helpline. 

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