Campaigns

Community Defibrillators

Tracey has embarked on a campaign to get defibrillators into the local community. Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens to people of all ages and survival rates across the UK vary from 2-12%. A Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim’s chance of survival increases significantly from around 5% to 75% if they receive good CPR combined with therapy delivered by a Heart Defibrillator within the first 3 minutes after a Cardiac Arrest.

Pensioners Information and Advice Fairs

Tracey hosts regular Pensioners Advice and Information Fairs across the constituency. Tracey invites all pensioners, their families, friends and carers in the local areas of Medway and Tonbridge & Malling to attend these free events which shared information and advice about the local services, support and activities available locally.

Improved Rail Services

Representing a constituency like Chatham & Aylesford in the commuter belt, Tracey has campaigned since being elected as your MP for a fairer deal for rail users.

0844 Numbers

Tracey was contacted by Ditton resident Ron about the high cost he was incurring each month on his phone bill. Ron was a full time carer for his late wife and like many other elderly or vulnerable people made numerous phone calls to his GP surgery every month. After checking where the high call costs were coming from he realised it was his GP surgery was using an 0844 number.

Mental Health

Mental health conditions can still carry a lot of stigma and Tracey is keen to improve support for those suffering from all types of mental health issues. Tracey campaigns for improved collaboration of health and social care sectors, tackling stigma, improved signposting for services, improved access to services, early intervention, suicide prevention measures, improved prisoner mental health and support, criminal justice transition support and more joint up working. 

Social Care

The UK is currently in a care crisis and there are several issues within care that Tracey is campaigning on. The first among these is improving the quality of care. Unfortunately in recent years we have seen some awful examples of care exposed. Tracey wants to see improved regulation of social care providers as well as better training and pay for social care workers to improve job satisfaction, while ensuring we get the right people into the job. The second issue is social care funding. Tracey is in favour of the new cap that will be introduced in the Care Bill.

Carers

Research carried out in 2012 found that carers are at breaking point. 47 per cent of unpaid carers said they were made ill by money worries.

Older People’s Issues

Tracey is an Older People’s Champion for Kent County Council and is an active campaigner for older people issues both locally and nationally. Older people are some of the most vulnerable people in society and Tracey believes it is important to ensure they receive the appropriate support.  

Fair Fuel

As a driver herself, Tracey recognises the impact of high fuel prices and believes that more must be done to help both driving families and businesses. At a time of tightened personal expenditure, the cost of fuel for working families and commuters represents a significant expense and Tracey believes more must be done to alleviate the cost of driving on household spending.

Personal Debt

Tracey recognises the devastating impact that high cost credit can have on families who are struggling financially. She has spoken out in Parliament and the media to highlight the concerns over access to high cost credit and some practices in the industry. Tracey actively campaigns for access to low cost alternatives to payday lending such as credit unions.