Alison McGovern MP

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I’d like to thank those who turned up to the Lady Lever Art Gallery on Friday night to discuss how we take our new Port Sunlight River Park forward.

There was a great turn out and the meeting was very productive with some very useful questions being asked.

We will now aim to establish a committee and continue to meet to develop the park to address some of the issues already raised.

At the meeting I talked about the importance of community involvement and of forming a committee of willing people who can form a group to represent the park.

I know that local people really do care about its development and that there has been good use made of the park since it opened. We are still in a relatively new phase and that is why we now need a group of people to help move it forward.

It was lovely to see support in the form of offers to volunteer with the day to day running of the park and people putting themselves forward for a role on the committee. I will be organising a meeting for committee members shortly.

The community spirit around the park will be very important as we progress.

Remember if you couldn’t attend the meeting but you are still interested in a role in the park to contact my office on 0151 645 6590 or email alison.mcgovern.mp@parliament.uk

 

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

Thanks to those who made Port Sunlight River Park Friends Group meeting a success

I’d like to thank those who turned up to the Lady Lever Art Gallery on Friday night to discuss how we take our new Port Sunlight River Park forward. There...

Having supported Wirral Council in the introduction of the Ethical Care Charter - an agreement on reforming care for the better - I recently called in on Wirral’s Director of Adult Social Services to see how the changes are going.

The Ethical Care Charter sets out recommended standards of care for vulnerable people living in their own home, which will not only make life better for those being cared for but also seeks to end the all-too-frequent exploitation of those who are employed to provide care. Wirral is one of the first councils in the country to adopt the charter.

I was also invited to visit the council’s Independent Review Team based in New Ferry and the Wirral South Locality Team based in Eastham. At both locations I met hard working staff who are committed to ensuring those receiving care get the best possible service. Their dedication and expertise has been a credit to our borough.

There have been significant changes, including using fewer contracted care providers to improve standards with those the council does work with.

And also, we no longer ask people to put up with 15 minute calls. After all, it’s hard to see how good care can be given in just a quarter of an hour.

In signing up to the Ethical Care Charter principles, Wirral have demonstrated how a vision for better health care can be achieved.

An integrated health and social care system has the potential, through better support in the community, to meet the challenges of an ageing population and the requirements of increasing number of people with long-term conditions by preventing people’s needs escalating.

It also has the potential to save spending millions of pounds keeping people where they don’t want to be, in more expensive hospital and residential care, instead of living healthy independent lives in their own homes.

Put into action correctly an integrated system has the potential to be not only self-financing but will provide the opportunity to deliver health and care services that start from the point of meeting the needs of patients and their families rather than what is most convenient for the service provider.

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News

Pleasing to see how Ethical Care Charter has improved care locally

Having supported Wirral Council in the introduction of the Ethical Care Charter - an agreement on reforming care for the better - I recently called in on Wirral’s Director of...

Alison McGovern MP to hold a Friends Group meeting for newly opened Port Sunlight River Park

Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South is inviting anybody with an interest in the park to come along to a meeting she is chairing to discuss a strategy going forward

Alison said: “There has been a lovely community response to the park so far and I want to invite anybody with an interest in its development to come together in one room to devise a strategy. The park will rely on community volunteers and I know that people are very positive in general about this new addition to our community given the number of people that turned out to attend the open day.”

Adding: “It is never too late to become involved but if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity coming along to this meeting would be beneficial. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out how together we can help sustain it for future generations and you will have the chance to officially sign up to join our Friends Group.”

The meeting will take place on the 10 October at 6.30PM in the Lady Lever Art Gallery café. It is important to RSVP attendance for this event.

You can do so by contacting my office on 0151 645 6590 or emailing helen.dodd@parliament.uk

 

 

Come and join me for Port Sunlight River Park Friends Group meeting

Alison McGovern MP to hold a Friends Group meeting for newly opened Port Sunlight River Park Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South is inviting anybody with an interest in the...


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