UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

Universal credit is an unmitigated disaster for hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Croydon North, MP Steve Reed has told the House of Commons. He warned that if the roll-out continues before the system is fixed, those hundreds will become thousands. "People just cannot cope. "What kind of system penalises the poor, and forces … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

Croydon council has had to spend £3 million so far to stop people from being evicted because of late rent payments, Mr Reed told the House. According to my council’s figures, a tenant on housing benefit—the legacy system—had an average rent account that was £42 in credit. Under universal credit, a tenant has an average … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

MPs from all parties have backed the second reading of Steve Reed's mental health units (use of force) bill - known as Seni's Law - in a Commons vote. Seni Lewis died at Bethlem Royal hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to hold him face down on the floor for a total … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI'S LAW: The following is a précis of the debate: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2017. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 9:52 pm, 3rd November 2017 I beg to move, That the Bill be now … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED  

SENI'S LAW - LET'S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED   From Croydon North MP Steve Reed: Seni Lewis was a young man from Thornton Heath who died in a mental health hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to pin him face down on the floor.  Since 1990, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED  

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT Plans to redevelop much of the Queens hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out by a Croydon council planning committee last night (Thursday). Officers had recommended approval of revised plans for the historic building but the application was refused on a majority vote. Fitzroy Wakefield Action Group told … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - THREE: "AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER" SAYS MP - "Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust" The appalling extent of knife crime in London has been highlighted by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones in a … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?

GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY? Lambeth council have come up with a stunning new wheeze to fund Carnegie library at Herne Hill: GRANT-AIDED INCOME!!!! (For the benefit of new readers - Welcome- Lambeth council cannot afford to fund Carnegie library so they have allowed Greenwich Leisure to build a gym in the library's basement - … Continue reading GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?

MP CALLS FOR ACTION TO TACKLE MOPED AND OFF-ROAD BIKES CRIMES /  GLA MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS MOPED-RELATED INCIDENTS AND ACID ATTACKS

MP CALLS FOR ACTION TO TACKLE MOPED AND OFF-ROAD BIKES CRIMES /  GLA MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS MOPED-RELATED INCIDENTS AND ACID ATTACKS MP Steve Reed has called for Croydon Police to be given the powers and resources to tackle criminals using off-road bikes and mopeds in the Croydon North constituency. Mr Reed has raised the issue locally … Continue reading MP CALLS FOR ACTION TO TACKLE MOPED AND OFF-ROAD BIKES CRIMES /  GLA MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS MOPED-RELATED INCIDENTS AND ACID ATTACKS

MP STEVE REED INTRODUCES 'SENI'S LAW'

MP STEVE REED INTRODUCES 'SENI'S LAW' Croydon North MP Steve Reed has introduced a new law in the House of Commons following the death of a 23-year-old constituent. In a post on his website Steve Reed says: "Seni Lewis, 23, from Thornton Heath died after his parents took him to a local mental health hospital. … Continue reading MP STEVE REED INTRODUCES 'SENI'S LAW'