This week marks the very important week where we celebrate a very special group of people, carers. This year Tracey has spent most of the week out of the country in Ecuador climbing a volcano in order to raise money for the Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre. She has, however, supported Carers Week for a number of years now and continues to campaign on improved welfare and support for carers in Parliament and locally on an ongoing basis. Tracey would also like to encourage anyone who is interested to sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance Carers Call to Action and sign up for the free webinars.
Our team includes injured soldiers who have benefited from spending time at The Battle Back Centre. The Battle Back Centre helps achieve the best possible recovery for soldiers and veterans to either return to service duty or make a smooth transition to civilian life. We are hoping that through this expedition we will highlight the challenges that our brave servicemen and women who have been injured face, particularly the less spoken about mental scars of conflict. You can donate:· Online via our JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/TRBLEcuador2014 (don’t forget to leave your name and a message!)· Text “TRBL93”+ the amount (e.g. £10) to 70070
In light of the recent public exhibition, Tracey has today written to EDP opposing their proposals to build 500 houses in the Capstone Valley/Gibraltar Farm area. Tracey outlines the many concerns around this application in her letter, which is attached below for your information.
Tracey has welcomed the recent figures from the Department of Education which demonstrate that this Government is spending over £5 billion on new school places. This includes £117, 531,348 in Kent schools and £21,924,728 in Medway schools.
Tracey has written to schools in Chatham and Aylesford to encourage them to take part in Girls Get Coding, an initiative to inspire young girls to learn programming skills and stay enthusiastic about technology.
An update on Tracey's work on reducing stillbirths, infant mortality and improving support and care for those babies born too soon, too small or too sick. Tracey is calling for nominations for WellChild Awards 2014 before the deadline next Monday (5th May).