EpilepsySussex

EpilepsySussex

I dropped into see a local epilepsy charity at the Arndale Centre on Saturday to support the condition’s worldwide Awareness Day. I met up Michelle Shrieves and her team from EpilepsySussex (formally Eastbourne Epilepsy group) who do superb work locally to help those with the condition and the charity is…

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Disability Confident at Big Futures Show

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I was really pleased to be able to sponsor the Disability Confident zone at the Big Futures Show at the Winter Garden on Wednesday this week.   This show is a unique opportunity for local students to meet with further education and training providers and prospective employers. The show is targeted at Year…

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Statement on Terror Attack

We are not afraid

This is a fast-moving investigation and it’s clear the police and security services are working hard to get to the bottom of what happened, who was involved and if there is any evidence of a wider plot. Like many, I remain very shocked by what happened as I was only…

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Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research reception, at The Speaker's House, Westminster, 15/03/2017.

I am supporting calls for greater funding for brain tumour research after attending a Westminster reception as part of an awareness month on the disease. The event, held by Brain Tumour Research, was also to mark the charity’s Wear a Hat Day, which is taking place on Friday 31st March.…

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A Plan for Britain

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While the Referendum was a vote to leave the EU, it was not a vote to leave Europe – we want to continue to be reliable partners, willing allies and close friends with European countries. The Government is seeking a new and equal partnership – between an independent, self-governing, Global…

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National Insurance Contributions

Caroline PRU House of Commons

I very much welcome the Chancellor has cancelled this rise, which would have hit the self-employed and broken a manifesto pledge. I made it clear privately I could not support this announcement that would have hit many hard-working people in Eastbourne and I thank the Government for listening to me…

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School Budgets

Haven school Nick Gibb

I have urged the Government to find more money for East Sussex schools otherwise there will be a funding crisis.   I have been been working behind the scenes organising meetings with local head-teachers and education ministers to try and persuade Whitehall to change its mind over an 8% on average reduction…

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Apprenticeship Week at the Grand Hotel

Caroline with GH Apprentices

Last Friday, I met with apprentices taking part in courses at the town’s Grand Hotel.   The visit was part of Apprenticeship Week, which took place last week, and I met up with apprentice chef Ella Burgess and bar supervisor Harry Thorpe.   Harry explained that he started as a casual…

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Learning CPR in the Arndale Centre

Caroline at Eastbourne Defibrillator Partnership

I tried my hand at cardiac resuscitation at the weekend when I dropped in to support a campaign to install more defibrillators in Eastbourne.   A stand at the Arndale Centre on Saturday kicked off the launch of the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign by the Eastbourne Defibrillator Partnership, which is attempting…

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