MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is Something Most Of Us Take For Granted

Last Sunday I spent an enjoyable afternoon celebrating the work of local charity SMASH – Swindon Mentoring and Self Help.SMASH run a mentoring scheme across Swindon where adults are paired with young people who are facing a variety of significant challenges. Mentors meet with the same young person once a week to give support, encouragement and guidance. Depending on the young person’s needs, a mentor might take them for a cup of coffee or on a trip somewhere.Mentors encourage the young perso...

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Justin Backs Extra £394 Million A Week Present For 70th Birthday Of The NHS

Justin Tomlinson MP has wished happy birthday to the NHS as it celebrates its 70th birthday, marking 70 years of access to healthcare which is free at the point of use.The NHS belongs to all of us. It’s a legacy we pass down from generation to generation and it’s a legacy this Government will protect.That’s why the Government has announced that it will build on our record funding by increasing NHS funding by almost £400 million a week – more than £20 billion a year – by 2023/24 as p...

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Justin Visits Award Winning Specialist Support Provider Pluss For Employability Day

The Swindon branch of the award winning social enterprise organisation, Pluss, has welcomed a visit by long-term supporter and former Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP.Pluss, who have provided specialist employment support for disabled jobseekers for more than 45 years, work to help secure employment opportunities in a wide range of businesses and job roles. In Swindon, where employment is at record levels, new opportunities are being created constantly for roles in the manufact...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins SMASH To Celebrate Their Work Supporting Young People

Justin Tomlinson MP is committed to supporting local charities. He does this in part by opening up his community office on the Orbital Shopping Park to charities to use free of charge for their committee meetings, coffee mornings and training sessions, as well as other different events.One of the charities which has regularly held its meetings at Justin’s office has been SMASH – Swindon Mentoring and Self Help. SMASH run a mentoring scheme across Swindon, where adults are paired with a you...

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North Swindon MP Learns More About Work Done By Support Organisation Ipsum

Staff, volunteers and clients at Ipsum’s home on Milton Road in the Town Centre were treated to a visit by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, who was keen to visit to see the great work the organisation is doing to support people in Swindon and surrounding towns.At the heart of Ipsum’s work is an ambition to encourage people to use their natural gifts in art or music to improve their mental health, as well as tackling addictions and mental health conditions. Previously known as Swindon and W...

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Justin Joins The Pensions Minister To Visit The Bridge In Highworth

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, joined the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Guy Opperman, to visit The Bridge, in order to learn about the work it does to assist the local community.The Bridge is a Highworth Community Church initiative, which aims to help connect the church with the wider community of Highworth. As well as a support group for those with long-term illnesses, and providing computer access & printing, The Bridge also offers debt crisis support and money m...

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Local MP & Schools Minister Visit Red Oaks To Learn More About Support For Children With Hearing Impairments

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson was joined by the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, on a visit to Red Oaks Primary School to learn more about the school’s Hearing Support Team.Justin and the Minister met with Red Oaks Headteacher and members of the Hearing Support Team, to discover the work they do to support children with hearing impairments. They also met a number of the pupils supported by the Hearing Support Team and received a tour of the school to see it first-hand.The work of the Hearing S...

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North Swindon MP Joins Incoming New College Principal At Association Of Colleges Event

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has met with the incoming principal of New College, Carole Kitching, at the annual Association of Colleges Parliamentary Reception.Later this month, Carole will join New College from Lewisham Southwark College where, as Principal and CEO from 2015, she led its impressive turnaround to lift it from ‘inadequate’ Ofsted gradings at two consecutive inspections, to delivering outcomes in line with the best London colleges last year. The meeting came as Justin ...

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