ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords, say Croydon. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to "improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with … Continue reading ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

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GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)

In a landmark case under Modern Slavery legislation, three gang members from London have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking offences after they used young and vulnerable people from south London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire. All three men were also given 15-year-long Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPO), which … Continue reading GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)

COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP

The privatised approach to rehabilitation in prisons has left a system is disarray and which will ultimately end up costing the Government £467 million more than originally planned following bail-outs and cancelled contracts, MP Ellie Reeves has told a House of Commons debate. "This money could have been put towards better prison conditions and improved … Continue reading FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP

MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!

IMPRISONMENT FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge The latest figures show that there are still nearly 2,500 prisoners serving IPP sentences. These sentences often have punitive recall conditions, which means that people might be returned to prison for fairly minor breaches of their licence conditions, resulting in many prisoners serving well beyond their … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!

“It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate

MP Ellie Reeves has recalled some of her schooldays during a funding debate in the House of Commons: As the daughter of two teachers, I remember the 1980s and ’90s as a time of chronic underfunding in our schools. There were not enough books to go around, and lessons were held in crumbling classrooms and … Continue reading “It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate

“SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF CHILDREN”: MP’s HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED ADDRESS COMMONS

MP's Helen Hayes and Steve Reed have both addressed the House of Commons during a debate on the restraint and seclusion of children. Helen Hayes said that almost 90 per cent of parents of children with SEN or behavioural needs, including autism, have reported that their child has been physically restrained.  Steve Reed told fellow MPs: … Continue reading “SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF CHILDREN”: MP’s HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED ADDRESS COMMONS

MP HELEN HAYES: “GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED ON CLIMATE CHANGE”: Plus Questions in the House on: Support schemes for domestic abuse victims/ tackling violence / post-Brexit issues on EU nationals and education /pathology services

MP Helen Hayes has paid tribute to a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist- and school strikers from her own constituency - during a House of Commons debate on climate change. Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood  6:38 pm, 1st May 2019 I pay tribute to Greta Thunberg and the school strikers, including those from my constituency, and to the protesters … Continue reading MP HELEN HAYES: “GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED ON CLIMATE CHANGE”: Plus Questions in the House on: Support schemes for domestic abuse victims/ tackling violence / post-Brexit issues on EU nationals and education /pathology services

MP STEVE REED – Questions in the House on: Universal Credit and rent arrears / Cycling for pupils / ethnic organ donation / air quality around Grenfell Tower

UNIVERSAL CREDIT – HOUSING Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of rent arrears in the London borough of Croydon. Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State … Continue reading MP STEVE REED – Questions in the House on: Universal Credit and rent arrears / Cycling for pupils / ethnic organ donation / air quality around Grenfell Tower

MP HELEN HAYES WELCOMES AID TREATMENT FOR BRAIN CANCER VICTIMS

Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes has welcomed a Government announcement of a ground-breaking treatment to help doctors treat people with brain tumours. Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood I welcome the announcement today and the progress made over the past year since Tessa so sadly passed away. I also welcome the announcement as … Continue reading MP HELEN HAYES WELCOMES AID TREATMENT FOR BRAIN CANCER VICTIMS