Articles tagged with: Braunstone


[21/01/2013 | No comment]

Liz helps parents of Queensmead Academy students campaign against dangerous parking arrangements outside the school. To read more, please click here.

[02/07/2012 | No comment]

On Saturday I went to Braunstone Carnival at Fullhurst School, along with hundreds of my constituents.

There were some great performances from local dancers, keep fit demonstrations, and Street Vibe were on hand with a youth pod to demonstrate the fantastic work that they do.

I was also really pleased to see the local Bookbus, Sure Start and Change 4 Life teams at the carnival, handing out information about the services they provide.

I and members of my team also had the chance to talk to local residents, who raised a number of individual issues and concerns, which I’ll be taking up on their behalf.

[06/02/2012 | No comment]

On Friday 3rd February, I met a group of local people who have had a stroke and their carers, at an event organised by the Stroke Association at the Brite Centre in Braunstone. Volunteers who run support groups for people who have had a stroke and their families in Leicester and Leicestershire also came along, including 4ward Strokes and the Leicester Stroke Club.

The patients and their families told me that whilst there have been big improvements in the services provided immediately after someone has had a stroke– such as quickly getting patients scanned and giving them vital ‘clot busting’ drugs – there are still real issues that need to be addressed.

We need to do even more to raise awareness about strokes and their symptoms. After care and support services in the community are also crucial in helping people properly recover from a stroke. Patients need proper access to physiotherapists and occupational therapists as well as support from home care assistants, and carers need better information, advice and more respite breaks.

I was really pleased that Sue Chance, from the NHS Early Support Discharge Service for Stroke came to the meeting. She told me how the service, which is being run by our local hospitals, helps make sure patients can leave hospital as soon as they are able to, and to recover with the right support in their own home.

I’m very grateful to the Stroke Association for organising this meeting. I’m determined to ensure the views and experiences of patients and their carers guide the work I’m doing, both as the MP for Leicester West and a member of Labour’s Shadow Health team.

[14/12/2010 | No comment]

November saw Leicester Schools Sport Partnership hold its annual awards to celebrate the exceptional hard work and excellent performances of Leicester’s young people over the past academic year.

Leicester West has produced another victorious team, with Folville Junior School winning the Primary Team of the Year as well as Luqman Said from Folville winning Sports Personality of the Year.

I am deeply concerned that the Tory/LibDem Government wants to remove funding from Leicester’s School Sports Partnership, which has helped over 2,500 more students take part in school sports in the last few years alone. Over half a million people nationwide signed a petition to call on the Government to change its mind. Under huge pressure, the Prime Minister recently told the House of Commons that the Government will look again at the issue.

Having seen at firsthand the impact that Leicester’s School Sports Partnership is having on raising the aspirations and the health of young people in Leicester west, I will continue to do all I can to make sure this vital funding stays in place.

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