Justin Madders

Working Hard for Ellesmere Port & Neston

News

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is urging local community groups and charities to apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Up until 28th February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic details about the organisation, as well as a very short description of the project they are proposing.

Justin said:

“This is an opportunity not to be missed.

“I know that there are many charities already doing fantastic work across the constituency, but I have no doubt that this additional funding would be most welcomed.  A successful application could help your group deliver an extra special project or expand the existing service.

“I encourage as many local charities as possible to apply before the 28th February deadline.

“The funding is made available through three different charitable trusts depending on the type of project; for more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:

  • People’s Postcode Trust postcodetrust.org.uk seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights.
  • Postcode Local Trust postcodelocaltrust.org.uk supports community gardens, play areas, wildlife and green energy projects.
  • Postcode Community Trust postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.”

Local MP highlights charity funding opportunity

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is urging local community groups and charities to apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s...

NHS_awards.JPG

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is calling for nominees to enter into a special awards programme being organised to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards were launched in Parliament and are part of a range of activities to celebrate the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it.

MPs in England are searching for outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health and care system provides care for patients. There are ten categories, including a Lifetime Achievement award to honour those who have devoted their lives or careers to making the NHS better, both for patients and those who work within it.

Justin said:

“The NHS is one of the nation’s most loved institutions, and it is right that we take the opportunity of its 70th birthday to recognise and thank the extraordinary people – the everyday ‘health and care heroes’ – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

“I know that there are many examples of excellent care and practice benefiting local people, and I would urge those working with and for health and care organisations in Ellesmere Port and Neston to send me details of people they think deserve national recognition.

“My nominations must be submitted by the 23rd March, so please don’t delay in sending your suggestions to me. Further information on the Parliamentary Awards, including how to nominate and the criteria for each category, is available at www.nhs70awards.co.uk.”

Justin is asking for nominations in the following categories:

• The Excellence in Cancer Care Award
• The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
• The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
• The Excellence in Primary Care Award
• The Person-Centred Care Champion Award
• The Future NHS Award
• The Healthier Communities Award
• The Care and Compassion Award
• The Patient and Public Involvement Award
• The Lifetime Achievement Award

Local MP seeks ‘Health and care heroes’ for NHS awards

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is calling for nominees to enter into a special awards programme being organised to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. The...

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, attended a Parliamentary drop-in organised by Action on Hearing Loss to get his hearing screened as part of the charity’s 1,2,3 campaign to encourage more people to do the same.

The campaign wants to encourage people to address their hearing loss by highlighting three simple steps: take an initial check on Action on Hearing Loss’ website, to see your GP, and lastly to get help with your hearing.

Justin said:

“It’s been great to find out more about Action on Hearing Loss’ work supporting people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss and to find out just how easy it is to get your hearing screened.

“With 11 million in people in the UK living with hearing loss, a number rising as the population ages, it’s more important than ever that people understand the importance of their hearing health.

“I’d encourage all of my constituents who suspect that they are losing their hearing to follow Action on Hearing Loss’ simple three steps to get their hearing checked.

“To take an initial hearing check, please visit https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/hearing-health/check-your-hearing/

Local MP supports campaign to encourage more to get their hearing screened

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, attended a Parliamentary drop-in organised by Action on Hearing Loss to get his hearing screened as part of the charity’s 1,2,3 campaign...

Justin_Madders_SMBP2.jpg

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility, was delighted to host the launch of newly registered charity ‘The Social Mobility Business Partnership’ (SMBP), a unique and award-winning social mobility programme.

The SMBP brings together professional bodies, social mobility experts and existing profession-led movements as well as commercial businesses, law and accountancy firms, and sports clubs, to promote social mobility in business, with particular focus on the legal and the accountancy professions. The scheme runs in different regions throughout the UK to deliver week-long, work insight and skills programme for Year 12 students.

Justin said:

“I was delighted to host the launch of this great new charity in Parliament. We need to ensure that young people’s life chances are not limited by circumstance and bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunities as their more affluent peers.

Entering into a profession or business seems like a huge mountain to climb when you have no network or understanding of what is required. The SMBP aims to provide bright students from poor backgrounds with a fighting chance of success by providing them with confidence and social capital through exposure to the business world as it is now and support through their career journey.

“I applaud the charity’s aims and wish it every success.”

Justin hosts launch of new social mobility charity

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility, was delighted to host the launch of newly registered charity ‘The...

MP delays Leasehold Reform Bill and calls on the Government to provide justice for leaseholders

Labour MP for Ellesmere Port & Neston, Justin Madders has delayed the second reading of the Leasehold Reform Bill until the 26th October 2018.

Commenting, Justin Madders said:

“I was very pleased to see the Government agree with my proposal to look at introducing a straightforward and inexpensive system for purchasing the freehold of properties. If they get this right, it could enable tens of thousands of people to escape from the leasehold trap.

The Government has now asked the Law Commission to devise such a scheme and to report back by the summer, so I am delaying the next stage of my Bill until after that process has taken place. I have had positive conversations with the Housing Minister about the other steps that I am calling on the Government to take and I hope that they will use this opportunity to do what is right.

As it stood, my Bill was seventh on the Order Paper on the 2nd February, so in reality it stood no real chance of being debated. I hope that in the months ahead, the Government will be prepared to work with me on developing a law, with cross-party support that can deliver the changes required.

The Bill has a much better chance of being debated in October and by this time the law commission are expected to have reported back. If their recommendations are broadly in line with the proposals in my Bill then we stand a much better chance of getting the Government to endorse it.”

Statement from Justin Madders MP on the Leasehold Reform Bill

MP delays Leasehold Reform Bill and calls on the Government to provide justice for leaseholders Labour MP for Ellesmere Port & Neston, Justin Madders has delayed the second reading of...

holocaust.jpg

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.

Justin said:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Ellesmere Port and Neston and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.

“The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. We must educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its relevance today.”

Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who...

cervical_cancer.jpg

Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Justin Madders is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in their call to make cervical cancer a disease of the past.  Cervical screening prevents three-quarters of cervical cancers from developing yet attendance in England is now at a 20 year low.

Justin said:

“I am concerned that only 75% of women in Cheshire West and Chester are taking up their screening invitation. 

“Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK.  Cervical screening provides the best protection against the disease so it is concerning to hear that so many women are not attending this potentially life-saving test when invited.

“Thanks to the screening programme cervical cancer is a disease that can be prevented.  I want to see it eradicated, but to get there we need to work together to increase screening attendance and I would urge the Cheshire West and Chester Council and the West Cheshire CCG to take action to tackle the decline, which could ultimately save lives.”

During January’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22-28 January), Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, will be raising awareness of how women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer, more information can be found at: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/

Justin Madders MP urges women in Cheshire to attend cervical screening

Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Justin Madders is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in their call to make cervical cancer a disease of the past.  Cervical screening prevents three-quarters of...

MP Justin Madders is urging people in Ellesmere Port and Neston to get prepared now so they would know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest, where a person’s heart and breathing both stop.

This comes as St John Ambulance’s latest research shows more than half of Britons have no idea where their nearest lifesaving equipment is, despite the fact that up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator inside the first five minutes.

Justin said:

“It is worrying to hear that despite the staggering differences in survival rates when a defibrillator is used, people still don’t know where their nearest one is or have the confidence to use it.  I’m supporting St John Ambulance’s call for the nation to get prepared in the event of a cardiac arrest.

“None of us want to find ourselves in a situation where we couldn’t save a loved one’s life, any more than we’d want them to stand by helpless if we suffered a cardiac arrest.

‘That’s why I am urging everybody to learn the four simple steps of ‘C.A.R.E. for a Heart’ today; so that if the worst happens tomorrow, we can all act quickly and confidently, especially when every second counts.

“Visit www.sja.org.uk/care to learn the steps of C.A.R.E.”

heart attack is not the same as a cardiac arrest.  A heart attack is when one of the coronary arteries becomes blocked. The heart muscle is robbed of its vital blood supply and, if left untreated, will begin to die because it is not getting enough oxygen.

A cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops pumping blood around their body and they stop breathing normally.

The new statistics found that 61% wouldn’t know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest; and while 81% know what a defibrillator does, 70% of people would not feel confident using one, plus an astonishing 62% wrongly believe it would cause harm to a patient.

Justin urges constituents to get cardiac arrest ready

MP Justin Madders is urging people in Ellesmere Port and Neston to get prepared now so they would know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest, where a...

parkinsons_20180116.JPG

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined charity Parkinson’s UK to mark 200 years since Parkinson’s was first recognised as a condition.

Justin met with representatives from the charity and people affected by Parkinson’s to hear about the issues they face, including mental health problems, a common but often overlooked symptom of the neurological condition.

The findings of a ground-breaking inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s, into access to timely and appropriate mental health support, is expected this Spring.

Justin said:

“Parkinson’s affects one in 500 people in Ellesmere Port and Neston and can cause a myriad of symptoms including insomnia, depression and hallucinations, robbing people of their independence.

“It is not well known that mental health symptoms are common with Parkinson’s. I want to help ensure that local people get the support they need, when they need it.

“I look forward to seeing the report into this by the Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s so that I can work locally and nationally to improve mental health services for everyone affected by the condition.”

Justin Madders MP marks 200 years of Parkinson’s

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined charity Parkinson’s UK to mark 200 years since Parkinson’s was first recognised as a condition. Justin met with representatives from the...

Justin_Madders_Ellesmere_Port_and_Neston_breastfeeding.jpg

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has backed the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Call to Action campaign on breastfeeding which seeks to enable mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish and to protect all babies from commercial interests.

Unicef UK is calling on government to tackle the UK’s low breastfeeding rates and improve the health of children by leading action to remove the barriers – social, cultural, economic, physical and practical – that make it difficult for women to breastfeed in the UK.

Justin said:

“There is overwhelming evidence that breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start; it improves health and cuts costs; and yet the UK has some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. The goal of Call to Action is not to put pressure on women to breastfeed, but to remove the barriers that currently stop women who want to breastfeed from doing so.

“A number of my constituents have been in touch to bring this issue to my attention, so I know how important it is for mothers, families and health professionals in Ellesmere Port and Neston.

“Breastfeeding is a vitally important public health issue and I am committed to taking action to support it.”

Justin Madders MP backs breastfeeding

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has backed the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Call to Action campaign on breastfeeding which seeks to enable mothers to breastfeed for...

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.