[01/09/2014 | No comment]

Softtouch (1)

“Style your Space” is a free, nine week course run by Soft touch with the support of Big Lottery, Leicester Skills Council and the Arts Council. The course helps people who are out of work to gain new skills, by doing improvements to their homes.

I was really impressed with the creativity shown by all the participants. A new course will be beginning later this month – for more details on how to join please contact Kieran on 0116 2702706.

[01/09/2014 | No comment]

Parks Pantry

Parks Pantry is a lovely lunch club based at New Parks Library, I was delighted to be able to visit again last week: beef and vegetarian masala were on the menu, all created by chef Andy Duffin. The Lunch Club runs every Wednesday between 12-1pm. It costs only 75p for a meal, so do pop along if you can.

[19/06/2014 | No comment]



I was delighted to visit Leicester’s Carers Centre as part of Carers week, which champions the needs of Britain’s 6.5 million unpaid family carers.

Speaking to the families at the Centre highlighted, once again, that we need to do much more to help families who are looking after elderly or disabled relatives. I also think we need to back voluntary organisations like Leicester’s Carers Centre, which provide really valuable information, advice and support. You can read more about Carers Week here.

[13/06/2014 | No comment]


Last year, I welcomed the Government’s decision to overturn the flawed “Safe and Sustainable review” and to look again at the decision to close children’s heart surgery at Glenfield.

We’ve been anxiously awaiting NHS England’s consultation, which we were assured would take place next month. But this week, we got the disappointing announcement of yet more delay and uncertainty for patients, families and staff at Glenfield.

I’ll be working on their behalf to demand answers as to why this delay was allowed to occur and what the new time table will be.

You can follow the progress of the Heart Surgery review here, and see recent media coverage of the issue here and here.

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