I am in the process of developing a blog – which you are now reading – which will contain details of my work programme for the past week,together with information about making contact to comment, raise some casework, suggest ways to improve the area or to offer help and support. All comments welcome and welcome critical points of concern. I hope that you will find it useful. Surgery details will also be updated.
This has been a busy but varied week. First stop Tuesday morning was most rewarding when I had the opportunity to join a member of the Occupational Therapists team in Greenwich. I was struck by the commitment and dedication of our staff. I found families coping with the most difficult circumstances caring for their loved ones, often not wanting the support they are entitled to but carer needs are as important as those they care for. I was left with a number of issues that need to be addressed in the short and long term.
Tuesday afternoon with Woolwich Dockyard Tenants meeting to consider accommodation needs to maximise help and support for the most vulnerable in the community. I never cease to be amazed at the amount of voluntary work that goes on across the borough.
Wednesday morning meeting up with Housing Association staff to discuss current issues. Delighted to see that Cambridge House is being demolished to make way for forty nine units of good quality accommodation .
Wednesday afternoon found me at the Annual Meeting of the Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union. Important to highlight their work and the support they can give to people in financial difficulties. Pay Day Loan lenders and their like must be constantly challenged.
Thursday morning was taken up with Healthwatch interviews . Attended the retirement reception for Chris Perry, Deputy Chief Executive. His skills and knowledge will be a loss to the Borough. Final meeting of the Day was attending the Board of Trustees of Corelli Academy.
Friday was spent looking at solutions to resolve school crossing issues at Mulgrave Primary, joined by Cllr Jim Gillman, Chair of the Highway Committee. Surgery in the evening and a Fund raising darts match in Bromley.
Spent Saturday supporting Smoking Quitters celebration at the Charlton-Millwall game. Match result not good but I was delighted to meet such shining examples of those with the strongest of wills to give up smoking.