Barbara has pledged her support for fair access to end of life care.
Barbara attended an event at Westminster run by Marie Curie, to raise awareness of the need for good quality end of life care. At the event she met a palliative care nurse and Marie Curie supporter Jon Culshaw, who was there to help promote Marie Curie’s work.
“Marie Curie and our hospices help to provide good end of life care for local people. I want to work towards the aim that quality end of life care is available for everyone who needs it.”
“Unfortunately, there is not enough good quality end of life care. Marie Curie have found than one in four people each year who need palliative care miss out because their needs are not recognised and they are not referred to the right services.”
“I want to work towards the aim that everyone can get the care and support they need, whether that is at home, at hospital or in a hospice. In my role as Shadow Care Minister I will campaign for better access to end of life care. I want people who need end of life care to know that the right kind of support and care will be available when they need it.”
Barbara has pledged her support for fair access to end of life care. Barbara attended an event at Westminster run by Marie Curie, to raise awareness of the need for...
Barbara is supporting Meningitis Now in its fight against meningitis. It is 30 years since the organisation started to fight this disease and to support people like Rosie Heaton from Boothstown, who is now a Young Ambassador for the Charity. Barbara met Rosie and other Young Ambassadors at an event in Parliament
In the past, Barbara and other MPs supported the “Beat it Now” campaign to secure the introduction of vaccines against Meningoccocal Group B. This vaccine is now available and protecting children in Salford born after 1st May 2015. From August 2015, all 17 to 18 year olds were invited by GPs to receive the Men ACWY vaccine. The vaccine was also made available to all those young people just starting University.
During the event Barbara heard from Jacob who had contracted meningitis while he was at university, and who talked about the devastating impact the disease had on him and the importance of the vaccines which are now available.
Barbara has pledged to help Meningitis Now spread awareness of the vaccines available so that vaccine uptake rates can be increased. Meningitis Now is also working to help the families and carers of those affected by meningitis to rebuild their lives.
“It was good to meet Rosie and the other young ambassadors for Meningitis Now. The disease has impacts which can be devastating and it is important that we support people like Rosie and Jacob who are rebuilding their lives after meningitis.
I have pledged my support to the fight against meningitis and I want to help raise awareness of the disease, the vaccines which can protect against it and the support available to families and carers from Meningitis Now.”
Barbara is supporting Meningitis Now in its fight against meningitis. It is 30 years since the organisation started to fight this disease and to support people like Rosie Heaton from...
Barbara recently visited Tesco in Irlam to campaign for respect for retail staff as part of USDAW’s ‘Freedom From Fear’ Campaign.
The campaign aims to prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff.
Barbara joined the staff and the Store Manager at Tesco to help raise awareness of the issues that retail staff can face at work.
“I am pleased to support USDAW's Freedom from Fear campaign. It was good to meet staff at Tesco in Irlam and to support them in the campaign on respect for retail staff.
Too often retail staff are confronted with violence, threats and abuse and it is really important that we ask people to respect staff who work in retail especially as we approach the busy Christmas shopping period and the Black Friday sales.
"I will continue to support USDAW's campaign to give retail staff the support they need on this issue. Abusing or assaulting staff who are serving the public is unacceptable."
Barbara recently visited Tesco in Irlam to campaign for respect for retail staff as part of USDAW’s ‘Freedom From Fear’ Campaign. The campaign aims to prevent violence, threats and abuse...
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