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I was delighted to meet with last year’s Slater Primary School council members on Friday. They told me about all the work they had done in achieving their Bronze status in the Food for Life awards.

Not only did they work with the teachers in learning about healthier food and developing healthier school meals, but they also talked to other children in the school about the importance of eating healthy food.

They learnt all about where our food comes from and even grew some of their own.

They should be very proud of the work they’ve done and the award they’ve received. Next time I visit I’m hoping they’ll let me try out some of their healthy school dinners!

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Enstruct training in Leicester West have recently opened a new training facility and I was delighted to go along on Friday and see the new workshop and meet some of the young people who were working there.

Enstruct is a fabulous local company who give young people a chance at alternative learning in areas such as plastering, carpentry, plumbing and environment studies – something they might not have had the opportunity to explore before.

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To mark the start of National HIV testing week, on Friday I popped along to LASS in Leicester to have a free and confidential HIV test.

It’s time that the stigma that surrounds HIV, and testing for HIV, ended. National HIV Testing Week is an important time to dispel the many myths that surround HIV and to encourage all people to know their status and regularly test.

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On Thursday 2nd November I met with the staff at Sunflowers Nursery in Braunstone Park. The high quality early years services are vital for child development & helping parents get into work.

The Nursery have recently been fighting to stay open following proposals to change the use of one of their rooms. I am determined to do all I can to support this fight and to help our children get a great start in life.  

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Yesterday I met with the Community Advice and Law Service (CALS) in Leicester City Centre. They are a fantastic organisation which provide free advice on housing, benefits & debt to people throughout the city.
CALS can be contacted on 0116 242 1120 and found at 1st Floor, Epic House, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3SH.

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