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Carers' Week 2016

Jun 15, 2016

Last week was Carers’ Week all around the UK. Carers’ week is a week of recognition dedicated to all the help and support that carers provide for their charges. It doesn’t matter if the carers are professionals, or if they a friends and family looking after a loved one. This week is all about raising awareness of the valuable contribution these people having in the community, alongside promoting the support that carers of all ages might need.

Havering public health consultation

Jun 10, 2016

Havering council alongside Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust have suggested that the centralisation of sexual health services for the three boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge at Barking Hospital would be a positive move forward for sexual healthcare, increasing efficiency and quality of service.

Should We Stay or Should We Go? A Debate Over Brexit

Jun 10, 2016

In less than two weeks the people of Britain will be taking the decision to either Leave or Remain in the European Union. This is arguably the biggest vote this country has faced in a generation. Last week on 2nd June The Nation magazine published a view from four leading figures on the British left to shed some light on the issues surrounding both Leave and Remain. Local MP Jon Cruddas was one of the contributors alongside Helen Lewis, Harris Beider and Tariq Ali.

Local MP backs PLA Cleaner Thames Campaign

Jun 08, 2016

The Port of London Authority recently launched a campaign as part of the Cleaner Thames Campaign where artist Michelle Reader created a sculpture made of litter to highlight the amount of dumped rubbish found in the Thames. Experts from the Royal Holloway University of London had conducted extensive research to find that 75% of Thames Flounder fish had consumed plastic. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas actively advocated his support.

April unemployment statistics for Dagenham and Rainham

Jun 02, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2016 was 1,586. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 181st highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

The Big Lottery Fund

May 13, 2016

The Big Lottery Fund is the biggest community funder in the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and fund 13,000 projects every year. Most of their grants are small – £10,000 or less – but they transform communities and change millions of lives every year. Since June 2004 they have awarded over £9 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to supporting older people facing isolation.

MP attends parliamentary reception for Cancer52

May 09, 2016

On 20th April Jon Cruddas MP attended a parliamentary reception organised by Cancer52, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers. The reception was hosted and addressed by Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP.

World Autism Awareness Week backbench Business

Apr 29, 2016

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham took part in the parliamentary debate on Autism Awareness. You can find Jon's comments below. The full debate transcript can be found by clicking HERE

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MP JOINS THAMES WATER’S FIGHT AGAINST FATBERGS

Apr 28, 2016

MP JOINS THAMES WATER’S FIGHT AGAINST FATBERGS

  • MP joins forces with Thames Water to raise awareness of sewer blockage
  • Demonstration proves “flushable” wipes don’t degrade in sewers, with only the three Ps flushable: poo, pee and toilet paper
  • 3,452 blockages cleared from Dagenham and Rainham sewers in last three years while 13 properties have been flooded with sewage

Dagenham Civic Centre Saved

Apr 27, 2016

After 18 months of campaigning, which included a survey to all 30,000 households in Dagenham, over 4,000 petition signatures, 33 video testimonies from members of the public, and a candle lit vigil which attracted over 400 local residents – the future of the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre is one step from being secured.

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