Today is #givingtuesday - it is the global day of giving that sees people across the world unite to ‘do good stuff’ for charity. What is #givingtuesday? #givingtuesday was started in the U.S as a campaign to allow people to give something back after the shopping holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was [...]
Last week was Carers Rights Day and Carers in Southampton were promoting the rights of carers in the workplace - are you or your service/company carer friendly? They have developed some videos, which will help everyone better understand if they’re carer friendly or ways you can be. Take a look! All three videos can be [...]
The draft Sustainability and Transformation plan has been published for the Hampshire area. Royston has endorsed the published plan. "The NHS was one of the country’s greatest achievements. Ensuring it continues to deliver the very best care for everyone it treats is of paramount importance. There is clearly a significant growth in demand with an [...]
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Today I visited the Bitterne Precinct for the annual Christmas lights switch on. It was a pleasure to be there and meet with constituents.
I recently attended RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) parliamentary reception to find out about conditions that can lead to sight loss. The RNIB raised the issue that eye clinics that cancel appointments put their patients at risk of irreversible sight loss because many treatments for sight-threatening conditions require frequent follow-up appointments. RNIB is [...]
The Association of British Insurers has produced two pamphlets to offer advice for minimising the risk of flood damage in your home and on how to recover in the event of a flood. I have included the links below - Responding to Major Floods Guide to Resistant and Resilient Repair
I am urging local people to get their flu jab and find out more about how they can stay well this winter. Here is some useful advice from the NHS - * It’s really important that if you are a pensioner, or suffer from a long term condition, or have children between 2 and 7 [...]
Following the recent introduction of charges for residents to use Household Waste Recycling Centres in Hampshire I asked a series of questions of the Environment Secretary about the potential impact on fly-tipping. You can read about it here.
Excellent tea, bacon roll and conversation at the Southampton Veterans Breakfast Club at the Snack Shack in Obelisk Road this morning. A great group! If you're ex-services do pop along.