TORY Leader David Cameron visited Chester-based homeless charity Save the Family yesterday.

Mr Cameron was given a tour of the Plas Bellin Hall site in Northop and met with families who have benefited from the organisation's help.

Plas Bellin, established in 1991, provides accommodation and support for homeless families from Cheshire and North Wales.

Mr Cameron spoke with Save the Family's founder Edna Speed, who began her work in Lache in 1976.

The trip marked the launch of the Welsh Conservative's Assembly election manifesto.

Mr Cameron said: 'Plas Bellin is a truly inspirational place.

'It takes some of the most broken families and helps them, not through money, but with patience and hard work.

'It really has been interesting to learn about the work here.

'I am delighted to be launching the Welsh manifesto here today.'

Mrs Speed said: 'We are always encouraged when politicians take the time to find out what the real needs of these families are.'

Mr Cameron intends to return to Plas Bellin for a private visit.

He was accompanied on the visit by Conservative candidate for Delyn Antoinette Sandbach, Tory Assembly leader Nick Bourne AM, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan MP and David Melding AM.