All in Social Care
I’ve written to over 4,000 constituents this week, urging them to make sure they don’t miss out on £3.7 million of government support. Here’s why it’s crucial older people receive their entitlement
As the Conservatives pick a new Prime Minister, David outlines the immense challenges facing the country as the UK braces itself for the tenth year of a Conservative led government.
“Losing our home hurts,” one resident told David, when he visited to discuss Gloucestershire County Council plans to close Southfield and Wyatt House in Stroud. They are on the frontline of the crisis in social care
The UN’s findings that poverty in the UK is both “systematic” and “tragic” has revealed the deliberate dismantling of the social safety net, says Stroud MP David Drew.
Social care is in crisis, but we can and must fund proper personal care for older people, which helps people to stay independent for longer in their own homes
Vulnerable people in Stroud with disabilities and health conditions are waiting up to eight months for a decision on their benefits. This is unacceptable and I’ve written to the judiciary asking for an explanation and action to address the this delay, which is causing real hardship.
On average, disabled people face extra costs of £583 a month and families with disabled children face £581 each month. This ‘disability price tag’ must end
In Parliament yesterday David
Here in Stroud we are seeing the evidence of our broken benefits system, and particularly the heartless way it treats people with disabilities. Over 70 per cent of people in Stroud who are turned down for disability payment PIP, have that decision over-turned at tribunal and their payments reinstated. But they are waiting 10 months for that decision - at huge emotional and financial cost
Dear Amber, …“we have witnessed our constituents being pushed into poverty. People in receipt of Universal Credit report going hungry, being left unable to afford clothes, toiletries or heating, and struggling to pay rent. They have been forced into debt and rent arrears, and surviving on foodbank vouchers.”