My Week in Parliament 12/02/16

IMG_2589.JPGThis week Parliament is in recess so I will be Sheffield all week, holding meetings and visiting lots of organisations.

To start the week I will be calling in on a digital inclusion project at Jordanthorpe Library by “Drink wise, Age well.” Digital exclusion is a difficulty for many people. As more and more organisations put information, support services and applications solely online, developing these skills can be really important for those of us who have not had much experience with computers and smart phones. I will be interested to see how this project is running and working with local residents to develop skills.

The Regional Director of FirstBus will be coming to meet with me so I can inform him of the impact that changes to bus services have had on residents locally. I have raised these problems with the National Directors last month and I intend to keep the pressure on First to improve services in our area.

I will be joining the NSPCC at a Year 6 assembly at Woodseats Primary, an interactive assembly that aims to help raise awareness of the NSPCC Childline and for pupils to recognise signs of abuse and know where to go to get help.  The NSPCC aim to do this with every primary school using volunteers to put on the sessions.

I will be visiting the Girls group at Double Six youth club to see the great work they are doing and to present them with the Constituency Fund cheque which will be used for resources for this group.  

I will also be meeting with the British Red Cross, with the council, to discuss their Keeping People Well programme. I will be calling in to the Coffee morning at Terminus Café, a great community initiative, meeting the Chairman of Sheffield FC about bringing the club home to Olive Grove. Meeting the Chief Superintendent about delays in DBS checks, an issue I have raised in Parliament. And I will be visiting Gleadless Primary to have a tour with the head teacher and meet the pupils.