With the ongoing cuts to our National Health Service, it is more important now than ever before, to fight for more investment locally. Our services have been cut back to the bare minimum and standards have slipped. This is just unacceptable.For the last four years Jon Cruddas has been pushing for more health provision in Rainham, to meet the needs of local people. Jon Cruddas MP and the Dagenham and Rainham Labour Party have launched a new campaign, fighting for more investment in our local health service. Having already met with senior consultants to discuss the options it is now time to get local people involved. Services such as Queen's Hospital are coming under more and more strain due to cuts and closures across the area, people are not receiving the level of care or quality of service that they need. It's time to fight back and secure investment.Jon has staarted a petition calling on the government and Havering Council to recognise the need for more health provision in the Rainham area.If you are a Rainham resident and would like to collect a petition down your street, please contact Jon's office sending your full name, address and contact number to andrew.achilleos@parliament.uk an information pack and petition will then be sent out for you to fill in and return.You can also add your name to our online petition below.

 

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is one of 118 MPs and peers that has written to the recently-appointed Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi urging him to make an “early reassessment” of the Department for Education’s plan to remove funding for the vast majority of applied general qualifications such as BTECs.

 

Following revelations in August that the Department for Transport (DfT) had withdrawn their support for the delivery of Beam Park Station, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham launched a campaign against the decision and is demanding a Tory U-turn to deliver the station.


The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in September 2021 was 5,380.
 

This represents a rate of 7.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.0%. There are 235 less claimants than in August 2021 and there are 2,645 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.

 

Sunday 10 October was World Mental Health Day 2021. Every year on October 10, The World Health Organisation, alongside the charity sector raise awareness of mental health issues. The theme announced for World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

 

Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham

This week, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the Chief Executive of Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham to inform him of a new, exciting opportunity. Individuals can now join Mind’s teams in Havering, Barking & Dagenham delivering a perinatal mental health service called “Mums Matter”.

 

Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted by the Association of Convenient Stores (ACS) regarding the Local Shop Report of 2021.

 

Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted by The Booktrust who provided information about their newly refreshed Bookstart Baby programme, and how it will reach families across the constituency of Dagenham and Rainham.

 *Photo from BHRUT Twitter feed.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make improvements to the maternity services at Queens Hospital in Romford, Essex following a recent inspection.

 

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.

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