MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Meets Volunteers From Swindon Foodbank

Local MP & DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson has visited volunteers at the Swindon Food Collective, the organisation now running Swindon’s Foodbanks.Foodbanks offer emergency food packages to people who find themselves in difficulties, often through unexpected circumstances.Donations to Swindon’s foodbanks are sorted and distributed by sixty volunteers at seven centres across Swindon. The Swindon Food Collective are currently waiting for charitable status. To assist until this status is conf...

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North Swindon MP Visits PGL As He Urges Business To See Potential In Care Leavers

The North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Justin Tomlinson, has visited PGL to see the benefits of their care-leaver employment programme, which helps some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people to find work.Last year, there were almost 38,000 former care leavers aged 17 to 21. 80% of employers report that they do not have any concerns about their skills and reliability and there are currently over 800,000 vacancies in the UK. Yet, one in three care leavers are considered to be l...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This New Energy Price Cap Will Protect The Most Vulnerable Consumers

Later this year the Government’s Energy Price Cap will come into effect to help consumers struggling with the increasing costs of heating and lighting their homes. This will force energy suppliers to cap the costs of their annual tariffs which will save households an average of £75 per year. Those on the worse energy deals will save up to £120 per year. Consumers don’t have to do anything to start saving money – the pressure will instead be on the energy companies to lower their prices ...

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Local MP Discusses Rehabilitation Of Offenders With Social Justice Charity Nacro

North Swindon MP and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has met with representatives from Nacro, a charity dedicated to providing rehabilitating support services and advice to offenders.Nacro, or National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, is a charity that has existed in several forms over the last hundred years. Their vision has remained consistent: to support offenders with their reintroduction to regular soc...

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North Swindon MP Meets With The Charity Families Need Fathers

The North Swindon MP & new Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has met with the charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) at his community office in North Swindon. Justin's new ministerial role covers a wide range of topics including families & child maintenance. FNF's work includes supporting children through parental divorce and maintaining a strong role for both parents during a child’s upbringing. The group, despite their na...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News That The Number Of Children Living In Workless Households Is At A Record Low

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed new figures showing that there are 637,000 fewer children living in a workless household today than there were in 2010; including 36,985 fewer children living in workless households across the South West.The number of children living in households with no one working is at a record low, meaning fewer children are living in families without the security of work. In the last year, the number of children living in a workless household across the country has fallen b...

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Justin Works With Pluss & Swindon Borough Council To Back Disability Confident Campaign

Local MP Justin Tomlinson is working with Swindon Borough Council and Pluss to persuade more Swindon businesses to become Disability Confident.Disability Confident is a scheme that is designed to help local employers recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent. Justin has been a big supporter of the scheme ever since he spent time as the Minister for Disabled People. He has also run local events to showcase the talent on offer and the benefits...

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North Swindon MP Discusses Improvements To Mental Health Legislation With Local Residents

Justin Tomlinson MP has been meeting and speaking with local residents as part of the research published by Rethink Mental Illness on possible reforms to the Mental Health Act.The Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) is a piece of legislation which sets out the legal framework of when a person with a mental health condition can be admitted, detained and treated in hospital for their own safety. The Government is currently consulting with stakeholders and members of the public as to what reforms need to ...

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