Weekly Column 26.06.19

The consultation on the Future of Local Health Services and in particular the future of Leek Moorlands Hospital closed on 17 March 2019 and I would like to update local residents on the situation. The many responses have been analysed and a report has been produced which can be accessed on the CCGs website.

Karen joins local Headteachers at Summer Conference

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley joined Headteachers of Primary, Middle and Secondary schools from Leek and the surrounding area at the Leek Education Partnership Summer Conference.
Karen met Andrew Shaw, CEO of the Talentum Learning Trust prior to the Conference in Westminster to discuss some of the Headteachers’ concerns and was pleased to be invited to the Conference.

Weekly Column 19.06.19

I receive many letters and emails and often speak to residents in Staffordshire Moorlands who suffer from social isolation and loneliness. This was one of the reasons that prompted me to host the very successful Senior Tea Dances last year and also led to the event ‘Beyond the Front Door’, a Conference on Loneliness and Isolation Awareness that I hosted here in Staffordshire Moorlands last week.

Weekly Column 12.06.19

I was delighted to learn that The Beatrice Charity in Staffordshire Moorlands is one of the 281 organisations from across the UK to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.