Every year, GPs in Newham offer free health checks to adults with a learning disability to ensure any health issues are identified and treated early. We are thrilled that Newham is rated top in London for supporting these residents to have a health check.
Regular readers know I’m the Shadow Fire and Communities Minister. Recess Week gave me the opportunity to visit fire stations up and down the country. I was privileged to meet many brave public servants and I’m delighted to report that Cara the Dog was a hit everywhere.
Since it was first mooted that there should be in single currency in Europe back in the ’90s I have always believed this to be dangerous step, where an economic policy misadventure would ultimately end in political peril for the people of Europe.
As we move towards spring and summer, now is a great time to get more involved with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - whether it’s volunteering at an event, or giving us your views at a residents’ meeting.
Regular readers will know we lost dad just before Christmas. After losing mum, dad found things very hard and, as his illness progressed, we needed to bring in additional support to help to care for him.
I was listening to the radio last week about the events in Paris when after much discourse about the problems of religious fundamentalism, the presenter commented that freedom of speech is a fundamental right. I wondered did this make him a fundamentalist?
Well, the Christmas tree is back in its box and the lights have been re-wound and put away along with the decorations; the last sheets of Christmas kitchen roll and toilet paper have been used and I have taken down the cards.