I recently visited Parks Primary School with local councillor Sue Barton. During the visit I met with the school council who quizzed me on what it’s like to be an MP. There were some fantastic questions and I really enjoyed the visit.
Parks Primary have done brilliantly in recent years to be awarded Outstanding by Ofsted. I am so proud of everything they have achieved.
I will continue to do everything I can to support all the Schools in Leicester West.
On Friday 24th March 2017 I met with Arthur Manger who helps run the Stay and Play at Manor House Community Centre. Here I chatted with parents and discussed any problems they may be having.
I will always do everything I can to support these vital services which help families with small children.
I was honoured to be invited to St Patrick’s Church to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17th March. The atmosphere was brilliant and the Church was packed with standing room only towards the back. After Mass we continued to celebrate in the Parish Centre next door with great food and drink, and fantastic music and Irish dancing.
St Patrick’s day is a really important occasion in my constituency, and I was very proud to show my support alongside many others.
On Friday 17th March I visited Belgrave St Peter’s C of E Primary School and met with members of the school council, who very kindly showed me around the school.
In 2016 the school achived a “Good” report from Ofsted after a turbulent couple of years. I am so proud of how the staff have managed to turn around the fortunes of the school in a relitively short period of time and I will continue to back their efforts to make even more improvements in future.
I recently visited Leicester’s Intensive Community Support (ICS) team which helps keep older people living at home so they don’t need to go into hospital. The ICS team offers nursing, physiotherapy, social care and other support from advanced practitioners.
I will be organising a visit with the ICS team soon, to see at first-hand the work they do. We need more services like this to improve care and reduce pressure on hospital services and A&E.
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.