Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

Lambeth Green party Cllr Becca Thackray learned there was a Covid-19 testing station near her home so decided to find out more - and ended up testing positive for coronavirus. Becca - who was tested on June 6th and remains symptomless - tells her story in the latest issue of the council's quarterly Lambeth Talk … Continue reading Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability for passengers to maintain safe social distance at older railway stations that have not have platform extensions. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 1 July 2020, cW) Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport) Rail operators are … Continue reading MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

Cost of rebuilding six Lambeth estates: ONE BILLION POUNDS

The cost of rebuilding the six estates Lambeth council want to demolish across the borough as part of their highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' regeneration schemes is a staggering ONE BILLION POUNDS. The price, revealed in the small print of a council committee report, does not appear to include the costs of demolishing those six … Continue reading Cost of rebuilding six Lambeth estates: ONE BILLION POUNDS

MP slams Government in Coronavirus debate: The Prime Minister promised a world-beating testing system. “The social care sector would settle for one that functions at all”

MP Helen Hayes has attacked the Government during a House of Commons debate on the testing of NHS and social care staff. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP said: The crisis has exposed a social care system that is fragmented and underfunded and that has been pushed to breaking point. For months the Government … Continue reading MP slams Government in Coronavirus debate: The Prime Minister promised a world-beating testing system. “The social care sector would settle for one that functions at all”

Covid-19: “Race should never be a factor for increased risk of death. “That this is the case at all should be a source of national shame.” – MP Helen Hayes slams Government in Commons debate

MP Helen Hayes has slammed the Government (and British Transport Police) during a Commons debate on BAME communities and Covid 19. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP said: Government undertook no equalities-based risk assessments at all to enable increased risk to be mitigated, and it took three months for a Public Health England report to be … Continue reading Covid-19: “Race should never be a factor for increased risk of death. “That this is the case at all should be a source of national shame.” – MP Helen Hayes slams Government in Commons debate

MP Helen Hayes quizzes minister on coronavirus victims with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of reasons for the level of death by covid-19 of people diagnosed with (a) Dementia and (b) Alzheimer’s disease in (i) care homes and (ii) other settings. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 19 June 2020, cW) … Continue reading MP Helen Hayes quizzes minister on coronavirus victims with dementia and Alzheimer’s

A message from the leader of Bromley council: Some good news but this crisis isn’t over yet….

Dear Residents, I am very pleased to update you all on some of the key issues we have been addressing in recent days, along with more general service news, as we slowly but steadily emerge from the depths of the terrible crisis we have all been living through for these past three months. Small but very certain … Continue reading A message from the leader of Bromley council: Some good news but this crisis isn’t over yet….

New Southwark campaign to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse

Southwark council have announced extra funding for support services to those suffering domestic and sexual abuse, increasing the capacity of its specialist services for those who, during lockdown, are at even greater risk. In a statement the council say they are creating greater awareness of the free, confidential service, run by Solace, which people can … Continue reading New Southwark campaign to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse

Team Lambeth gets its 1500th volunteer: “My mantra has always been ‘hoy por ti, mañana por mi‘ (today for you, tomorrow for me).”

Team Lambeth has its 1,500th volunteer. Ro  wants to put her skills into practice to help the community: “I enjoy outdoors activities, but also organising, coaching, etc. "I also speak Spanish, so helping the Latino community would be amazing. “I’ve lived in Lambeth since 2016. "I live with my partner, we’ve no children. We found … Continue reading Team Lambeth gets its 1500th volunteer: “My mantra has always been ‘hoy por ti, mañana por mi‘ (today for you, tomorrow for me).”

MP’s IN LOCKDOWN: Covid crisis-related questions

(All sources: TheyWorkForYou) Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide postcode level data on (a) positive and (b) negative covid-19 tests obtained through (i) Pillar 1 and (ii) Pillar 2 testing strands to (A) local resilience forums … Continue reading MP’s IN LOCKDOWN: Covid crisis-related questions