Proposals have recently been announced to close the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, which offers a number of educational courses to adults in Leicester. I am concerned by this proposal and have written to Professor Boyle, the President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester.
You can read a copy of my letter by clicking on the link below:
On Friday 3rd June, I met with Janak, a local constituent and Ambassador for the Wave Trust’s 70/30 campaign. This aims to reduce child maltreatment by 70% by 2030 through prevention and early intervention and by bringing all the local health, education and children’s services together. I am proud of the work Janak and the Wave Trust are doing and hope that more people get involved.
On Friday 3rd June, I visited the Guru Nanak gurdwara after a break-in during the early hours on 31st May. The intruder stole musical instruments, CCTV cameras, monitors, the temple’s car and money raised for charity. I met with members of the congregation who told me they were saddened by what had happened.
These criminals must be brought to justice. The Gurdwara is peaceful, open and welcoming and I am appalled that they have been treated in this way. I will be writing to our newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Willy Bach to ensure they get the support they need.
Last week I met with the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), Acting Chief Executive, Richard Henderson, and Chairman, Pauline Tagg to discuss the recent inspection by The Care Quality Commission which stated the ambulance service requires improvement.
During our discussion, I heard about the plans EMAS has put in place to improve the service provided to its patients. In particular, EMAS are recruiting more staff to the ambulance service and are working with other agencies, such as our local hospitals and GPs to ensure service users have access to the support they need.
I will continue to monitor the work of EMAS very closely to ensure improvements are being made.
My latest article for the Leicester Mercury is about why staying in the EU will benefit Leicester. You can read it here
I’m campaigning for more affordable housing in Leicester West – including building more rented social housing – and help for homeowners through the recession.
As Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People I’m campaigning for better services and support for older people, carers and their families, and a sustainable system for funding social care in future.
I’m working to help your family by pressing for faster progress in local schools, more improvements in our NHS, and continued investment in children’s early years.
Helping businesses and making sure people have got the skills and training they need to work and earn a decent living is a top priority in Leicester West.