Graham Stuart joins the campaign for Flood Free Homes

Graham Stuart, campaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes, launched this week by the Association of British Insurers, supported by Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum, and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group. The aim of the campaign is to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management. Flood Free Homes is campaigning for: ·        INVEST. By 2025 £1 billion per year to be spent managing flood risk in order to keep pace with climate change. ·        ADAPT. A zero tolerance of inappropriate new developments in areas at risk of flooding. ·        PLAN. Cross party consensus on ambitious long term solutions that manage all types of flood risk. Flooding has long been recognised as the greatest natural threat the UK faces. With Environment Agency data showing around 2 million homes in England and Wales at flood risk now from the rivers and sea, with over 500,000 of these at ‘moderate’ risk or greater, and around 2.4 million additional homes at risk of surface water flooding, we know this is a serious problem facing the country today. Graham, who is […]

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Dignity Action Day : Show Your Support

Health and social care workers, as well as members of the public, are being encouraged to show their support for Dignity Action Day by promoting dignity in care in their places of work and communities. Dignity Action Day, which takes place on Sunday 1 February, gives everyone the chance to play their part in upholding people’s rights to dignity and respect whether they are receiving care in day centres, care homes, their own homes, or in hospital. This could include taking time to listen to someone who rarely gets the chance to express how they really feel, organising an activity that a vulnerable person can share and enjoy, or offering to do an older neighbour’s shopping if they struggle to get out. Over the course of next week day centres across the East Riding will be hosting a variety of events to promote dignity in care. On Tuesday 3 February Waterview Lodge, in Driffield will host a ‘coffee morning’ plus stalls between 1pm and 3pm; while Millers Day Centre, in Beverley will hold a coffee morning from 10am, both of which are open to the public. That same day service users at The Pastures Day centre, in Goole will be […]

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