Our Letter to the Prime Minister on Fulfilling Dementia Commitments

Today I joined Alzheimer’s Society Ambassadors Vicky McClure and Dame Arlene Phillips as well as Elliot Colburn MP and Ananga Moonesinghe, who lives with dementia, to deliver an open letter to PM Rishi Sunak at Downing Street, demanding the Government urgently fulfil their promises on dementia. Launched by leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society, the open […]

My Letter to the Chancellor

Dear Chancellor, I am writing to you regarding the forthcoming Autumn Statement. As our new Chancellor, you made a commitment to compassion in your fiscal decision-making. As co-Chair of the APPG for Compassionate Politics and Chair of the APPG on Dementia, I would like you to consider disabled people, including those living with dementia, in […]

Oldham East & Saddleworth MP Backs Community Garden Project in Derker

As part of my Dementia Action Week activities, I visited an initiative in Derker to build a community garden for local people. Derker Community Gardens is an idea dreamed up by local resident Leanne Brooks. Following feelings of anxiety brought on by the pandemic, and lockdown, Leanne decided she needed to become more active and […]

My Blog for Dementia Carers Count

This week I wrote a blog as part of Dementia Carers Count’s In this Together campaign. This initiative is providing a programme of tailored learning sessions, information sharing and family-carer activity over the next couple of weeks to let carers know they are not alone. You can read my blog here. If you are one of the 700,000 […]

Oldham MP hosts Alzheimer’s Research UK event in Parliament

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day today (21st September – part of World Alzheimer’s Month) and highlight the urgent need for the Government to keep its manifesto promise on increased funding, I hosted an Alzheimer’s Research UK event for MPs in Parliament. The aim of the event was to highlight the importance of the Government’s manifesto […]

MP backs charity’s demand to ‘cure the care system

In the days ahead of Dementia Action Week (May 17-23) I am backing Alzheimer’s Society’s call for the Government to take action to ‘cure the care system’. As the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia, and the first MP to train as a Dementia Friends Champion, it’s important we mark Dementia […]

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