MP Pledges action to improve the lives of local carers
Mary Glindon MP, has been having a unique meeting with unpaid carers at the House of Commons to better understand the challenges they face. The speed-networking event has been designed to increase the understanding of the lives of carers in North Tyneside constituency.
Mary had just minutes to discuss the differing experiences of a number of unpaid carers and to ask them about what their lives are truly like. The discussion included ways in which carers lives could be improved, through better support, recognition, and advice.
Mary recently attend a Petition Drop at No. 10 with young people from the Regional Youth Work Unit.
Their campaign is entitled Do We Look Good To You? and is focused on calling for the Government to implement the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommendations to tackle the negativity towards young people in the media and wider society. 16 young people from across Tyne and Wear have been working hard to collect almost 2400 signatures for the petition.
Mary opens Tennis@Churchill
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Chief Executive Roger Draper encouraged tennis players in the North East of all ages and ability to pick up a racket yesterday at the official opening of the brand new indoor facility at Churchill Community College.
The college has spent just over £1m on Tennis@Churchill, an indoor, all-weather, four-court tennis environment for students, the community and local clubs.
The development at the college was thanks to a £347,000 grant and a £200,000 loan from the LTA, with support from Sport England.