Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

It was a real pleasure to meet the members of the School Council at Victoria Primary School in the Meadows yesterday. They are doing some interesting work to update their school rules and their questions to me about my job were all excellent.

The school has been through some turbulent times in the last couple of years so it was great to meet the new Headteacher, Mr Gray, and to see the children showing so much enthusiasm for their roles. Their new uniform looks very smart too!

 

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Lilian visits Victoria Primary School in the Meadows

It was a real pleasure to meet the members of the School Council at Victoria Primary School in the Meadows yesterday. They are doing some interesting work to update their...

I spent the evening with the street pastors from 10 pm to 1 am to see first hand the good work they do every weekend in Nottingham to help and support the community.

I would like to say a big thank you to Andy & the 4th Friday team of Street Pastors for letting me come & see the great work you do to keep people safe in Nottingham city centre.

As a parent with teenage daughters it's reassuring to know that your team is out and about providing assistance to people who need it and helping ensure Nottingham is a good place to enjoy a night out.

 

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Since 2003, the street pastors have played an active role in working for safer streets and strengthening community life in Nottingham.

The Street pastors – Listening, caring and helping in Nottingham

I spent the evening with the street pastors from 10 pm to 1 am to see first hand the good work they do every weekend in Nottingham to help and...

Lilian has lent her support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign which is helping millions of women and girls get active.

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Sport England first launched the campaign in 2015 in response to the fact fewer women than men were regularly active - despite 75 per cent saying they would like to do more. It has received widespread praise for its realistic and empowering portrayal of women and girls, and to date has encouraged more than 2.8 million women to take up more sport or physical activity as a result.

Lilian supports This Girl Can campaign

Lilian has lent her support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign which is helping millions of women and girls get active. Sport England first launched the campaign in 2015... Read more

It was good to meet with Jane and Glenys, very determined WASPI women and my constituents from Clifton, in the House of Commons today to discuss what to do next to pile on the pressure on Ministers.

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WASPI Campaign

It was good to meet with Jane and Glenys, very determined WASPI women and my constituents from Clifton, in the House of Commons today to discuss what to do next... Read more

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...

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