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MP Calls for Hospice Worker Pay Increase

Saint Francis Hospice reached out to Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham regarding the government's 3% pay increase for NHS workers. St Francis have asked Jon to write to the CCG, Secretary of State for Health and Chancellor to ensure Hospice workers will also receive this increase with full financial support from the Government.

Saint Francis have been a key part of the community for a long time, not only providing compassionate support to local people at the end of their lives, but by also supporting local services such as:

Unemployed Claimant Count August 2021

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2021 was 5,775. This represents a rate of 8.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.2%.

There are 145 less claimants than in July 2021 and there are 3,040 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Beam Park Station Update

Following last week's revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon Cruddas MP has now learned that the proposed new c2c station was fully funded by the Greater London Authority and developers. In addition to the construction, the GLA and London Mayor's office had also offered the Department of Transport £10million to protect the Government against the cost of operational deficit for the first 10 years.