MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes New Package Of Government Measures To Support Disabled People

A new drive to tackle barriers faced by disabled people has been welcomed by North Swindon MP, and Minister for Disability, Work and Health, Justin Tomlinson.The Prime Minster this week announced a package of measures to tackle injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community.To address the issue of disabled people living in unsuitable homes, the Government will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new homes – which could help deliver up to ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Need To Ensure People Better Understand Hidden Disabilities

One of my biggest passions is sport, and football in particular. I never need much of an excuse to put on my boots for a kickabout so I was delighted this week when I got the opportunity to play football as part of my role as the minister for disabled people.I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in the Mencap Inclusive Football Tournament, joining people with learning disabilities, Mencap colleagues, members of the Special Olympics, and staff from Arsenal in the Community, to help fight ...

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North Swindon MP Hosts Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust Away Day

    North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson MP opened up his community office to an away day for staff at the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership.   The Avon and Wiltshire Partnership provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health, including anxiety and depression, as well as acute and intensive mental health issues.   The group used the day for training and development, working in small group to discuss their ...

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Local MP Visits St Barnabas Church Open Day

Local MP Justin Tomlinson enjoyed a visit to the St Barnabas Church Open Day last Saturday in Gorse Hill. The Church was hosting an open day to showcase the fantastic work it does within the local community and with various groups & charities including the Open Door Centre and the Scouts & Guides.The church was first opened in 1885 and sits on the corner of Ferndale Road & Cricklade Road. It hosts many weekly events for the local community including a craft club, coffee morning and r...

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Justin Praises 'Hidden Stories' Campaign On Invisible Disabilities

Local MP and Disabilities Minister, Justin Tomlinson was full of praise for a travelling workshop called Hidden Stories on a visit to the Central Library. Hidden Stories is geared towards using stories from individuals on how they are affected by invisible disabilities to raise awareness of their disabilities. Justin was joined on the visit by South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, both were keen to discuss how further raise awareness can be raised of the issues faced by many disabled people.Invisibl...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Residents At Ridgeway Rise Care Home

Local MP Justin Tomlinson recently attended an open day for the Ridgeway Rise Care Home in North Swindon. The open day was an opportunity to showcase some of the work of the home, which specialises in nursing and residential care for people with dementia.During the visit, Justin met with the management of the home & residents, and took questions on a wide range of topics. He was also shown an art exhibition by Valerie Bayliss, a resident at the home and talented artist, as well as listening ...

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North Swindon MP Supports Castle Eaton Summer Fete

Local MP Justin Tomlinson recently enjoyed a Saturday afternoon at the Castle Eaton Summer Fete.The annual event is held in the garden of the Red Lion pub and aims to raise money for the many village groups that exist including the gardening & the coffee club. There were a number of different stalls including a tombola and other games, whilst people enjoyed a BBQ and homemade cakes. One of the highlights of the day was the duck race along the River Thames which runs through the bottom of the...

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Justin Welcomes Major Announcements On Improving Mental Health Support

Every new teacher will be trained in how to spot the signs of mental health issues, under a new prevention plan unveiled by the Prime Minister – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.The move forms part of a wide- ranging package of reforms aimed at ensuring people have the confidence and skills they need to identify mental health issues before they become critical, particularly in young people.These measures include: Training for all new teachers on how to spot ...

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