Upgraded air ambulances saving lives

It was a pleasure to receive a letter from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity this month updating me on their use of £1 million awarded to them by the Treasury in 2016. I had been involved in supporting the bid and am happy to see the money being used so well.

Council awarded funds for adult social care

I was happy last week to receive a letter from Social Care Minister, Caroline Dineage, informing me that Worcestershire County Council had been awarded £25,000 of funding to support an innovative technology project aimed at improving adult social care services locally.

Police announce 100 more officers

Earlier this month, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia - John Campion - announced that he would be increasing resources so that 100 officers could be added to the West Mercia force area.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September marks blood cancer awareness month and I met with Anthony Nolan, leading blood cancer charity, to discuss what more could be done to expand the stem cell register and save the lives of those suffering from this terrible disease.

Prime Minister's Question on Victims Strategy

During this week's session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons Chamber, I sought assurances from the Prime Minister about the increased levels of support that will be available to victims of crime under the newly announced Victims Strategy.

Meetings with local businesses

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet a number of local business people and discuss their concerns about a range of issues.

Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

I added a splash of pink to my usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.

Tour of Spetchley Park gardens

Today I enjoyed a tour of Spetchley Park gardens with Henry Berkeley.

There is a fascinating history to the house and gardens and it was all beautiful to look at - in all weathers. It will no doubt be busy this weekend for the Living History event and is well worth a visit!