Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

Over 4 million UK households are living in fuel poverty. Fact is that cold related ill health costs the NHS £ 1.36 billion each year. There is currently only low process of improvement and we therefore need a new approach to energy efficiency which invests in warm homes as an infrastructure priority.

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End fuel poverty – 2017 campaign

Over 4 million UK households are living in fuel poverty. Fact is that cold related ill health costs the NHS £ 1.36 billion each year. There is currently only low...

Lilian attended a meeting convened by the operators of Carroll Gardens, Housing & Care 21, who are complaining that the cap on housing benefit doesn’t recognise the value of the additional services provided by sheltered housing.   Lilian said "Residents have been absolutely clear about the value of living in supported housing like they've got here at Carroll Gardens. They have all got individual stories about how they have come here, how much they value their place and the sociable aspect of living in something like this.

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Lilian visits Carroll Gardens in the Meadows

Lilian attended a meeting convened by the operators of Carroll Gardens, Housing & Care 21, who are complaining that the cap on housing benefit doesn’t recognise the value of the... Read more

Everyone should have access to the high quality TV programmes and films that are offered by broadcasters and platform operators in the UK today. But, with thousands of hours of on-demand programming inaccessible to people with hearing and sight loss – due to a lack of subtitles, signing and audio description (“access services”) – urgent action is needed to prevent the digital exclusion of these groups.

Thanks to over 6000 people who’ve have taken action for the campaign, on 8 February 2017 parliament voted in favour of changing the law so that on-demand broadcasters will be legally required to provide minimum levels of subtitles.

We won’t see the changes straight away, but you can count on us to keep track of progress and continue campaigning until our supporters across the UK can watch telly with subtitles – regardless of when, or how, they watch it.

Lilian is backing Action on Hearing Loss’s call for legislation for subtitles, signing and audio description on video-on-demand services.

 

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 Lilian with Johanna Taylor (part of the "Subtitle it!" Campaign)

“Subtitle it!” Campaign: Access to TV and films for everyone

Everyone should have access to the high quality TV programmes and films that are offered by broadcasters and platform operators in the UK today. But, with thousands of hours of...

Nurses are the backbone of our health service, many other NHS staff are affected by the Agenda for Change pay freeze. Given the financial pressure that trusts are under, they have been forced to privatise parts of the service, and support services staff have moved off Agenda for Change terms and conditions altogether, which is what has happened at my local trust. The private sector tries to recruit new members of staff for less than Agenda for Change, because it is implementing the funding cuts that it faces. A nurse of my constituency, that graduated last year, is earning only £21,900, one of the lowest starting salaries among her graduate friends. She is not being properly rewarded for the work that she does. Is that not precisely why our nurses are feeling so demoralised?

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Pay restraint for Agenda for Change NHS Staff

Nurses are the backbone of our health service, many other NHS staff are affected by the Agenda for Change pay freeze. Given the financial pressure that trusts are under, they...

Schools already face real-terms cuts to their budgets, and now, for every single one of the 26 schools in my constituency, the new national funding formula represents a further blow of the axe. For every pupil in the city of Nottingham, funding is being cut by an average of £650, while more affluent areas are expected to gain. This is not just bad for children in Nottingham; it is bad for our country and our society. According to Ofsted’s latest annual report, there are now twice as many inadequate secondary schools in the midlands and the north as in the south and the east. Sir Michael Wilshaw has rightly warned:

“Regions that are already less prosperous…are in danger of adding a learning deficit to their economic one.”

I support the principle of fair funding, but that cannot be at the expense of children in cities such as Nottingham, where there are high levels of need and poverty and where we already face the challenge of closing the gap in educational outcomes between children from poorer homes and those in wealthier ones.

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-01-25/debates/712F4619-60FE-4212-A34F-7EB9140982E2/SchoolFunding

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Every single school in Nottingham South is set to have its funding cut by this Tory Government

Schools already face real-terms cuts to their budgets, and now, for every single one of the 26 schools in my constituency, the new national funding formula represents a further blow... Read more

 

Today I attended the launch of the “Working For Change Report” and myth-busting guide for employees.

Research found that nearly eight out of ten people with hearing loss find employer attitudes to be the biggest barrier in the workplace.

Working for Change aims to help employers to feel confident about recruiting people with hearing loss as well as overcoming some common myths about hearing loss and employment  – and show them how to support employees who already have, or will develop, a hearing loss.  

 

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“Working For Change” Campaign: Helping people with hearing loss

  Today I attended the launch of the “Working For Change Report” and myth-busting guide for employees. Research found that nearly eight out of ten people with hearing loss find employer...

C2EvFqlXUAIxzkz.jpgIt was an amazing experience to see the frontline NHS - Doctors and Nurses and also porters, cleaners and more. It was a privilege to spend time with such amazing people - professional, dedicated, caring with impressive team work and good humour. I have learned so much in my 12 hour shift in the Emergency Dept at Nottingham hospitals A&E QMC.

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My 12 hour shift with the Emergency Dept at QMC

It was an amazing experience to see the frontline NHS - Doctors and Nurses and also porters, cleaners and more. It was a privilege to spend time with such amazing... Read more

Lilian launched new £3.2 million electric bus fleet today and said "We have got 58 electric buses, which makes us the largest municipal electric fleet in the whole of Europe. I think that's a measure of how much of a world leader Nottingham is when it comes to public transport, especially green transport." buses.jpg

She added that the new buses were greener and therefore helping towards climate change objectives, they are cleaner, with no diesel fumes which are bad for health, they are cheaper to run and they are quieter.  Nottingham is leading the way on tackling climate change, air quality and protecting public services.


Read more from the Nottingham Post here. 

Lilian Launches New Electric Buses in Nottingham

Lilian launched new £3.2 million electric bus fleet today and said "We have got 58 electric buses, which makes us the largest municipal electric fleet in the whole of Europe.... Read more

Lilian visited the Clifton Delivery Office today to thank local postman and women for their hard work during the Royal Mail's busiest period.  This year the Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, and this festive period marks a half millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels.  She was able to see firsthand the operation of delivering the Christmas post.

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Christmas visit to Clifton Sorting Office

Lilian visited the Clifton Delivery Office today to thank local postman and women for their hard work during the Royal Mail's busiest period.  This year the Royal Mail has been... Read more

After receiving over 1,100 entries this year from 19 schools in Nottingham South a winner has been chosen.  We are delighted to say that the winning design was from Nina Mansfield age 5 from Middleton Primary School in Wollaton.  The design caught the judges eye straight away.

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Christmas Card Competition 2016 Winner Announced

After receiving over 1,100 entries this year from 19 schools in Nottingham South a winner has been chosen.  We are delighted to say that the winning design was from Nina... Read more

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