After March's Budget, the Autumn Statement is the most important financial and economic statement of the year. During the Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer updates the House of Commons on the progress of the economy and the state of the public finances.
After March's Budget, the Autumn Statement is the most important financial and economic statement of the year. During the Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer updates the House of Commons...
A News Release from the Office of Madeleine Moon MP
Madeleine Moon MP Member of Parliament for Bridgend 47 Nolton Street, Bridgend CF31 3AA
Contact: Linda Fray : 01656 750002
Last week Tesco held its 5th National Food Collection in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare. Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon was in the Bridgend Extra store on Friday afternoon supporting the food collection.
It was Tesco’s first week-long collection which was held in all their stores across the country between Monday 24th and Saturday 29th November.
The shoppers in Bridgend Tesco’s were generous and supportive and everything they donated to the food collection Tesco topped up by another 30% donation. We have a tremendous problem with more people coming to food banks for help. Across the Bridgend County Borough there are now eight food banks feeding local people in crisis.
If you need help frontline care professionals such as domestic violence charities, health visitors, social workers, CAB, The Wallich and Job Centre Plus can identify people in crisis and issue foodbank vouchers. Foodbank clients can redeem their vouchers for three days emergency food and volunteers can talk to clients over a cup of tea or coffee to signpost them to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
A News Release from the Office of Madeleine Moon MP Madeleine Moon MPMember of Parliament for Bridgend47 Nolton Street, Bridgend CF31 3AA Contact: Linda Fray : 01656 750002 Last week...
Bridgend Alzheimer’s Society moved to new offices in May this year and Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon dropped in to see them last week.
The move from Glanrhyd Hospital to Bridgend Industrial Estate this year has meant that they have modern, larger premises which are more accessible for people. The new offices are in the old Health Authority Building in North Court Road.
"I had a cheque for the Bridgend Alzheimer’s Society after completing a parliamentary questionnaire and handed it over to Kerry Phelps Service Manager as a donation towards their activities."
Kerry and her Team explained that having received an award from the Big Lottery Fund they are now providing a Voice & Choice Advocacy Service and Befriending Service. Also another new support project Try Something New for people living with dementia introducing gardening, IT skills, cookery, armchair aerobics and arts & crafts.
It was good to hear that their other projects the Feel Good Cafes in Bridgend and Porthcawl were well established, giving an opportunity for dementia sufferers and their friends/carers to relax together and share information. Singing for the Brain was also going well, a stimulating and fun experience held in Nolton Church Hall in Bridgend. Kerry also told me about Dementia Friends which was launched in February in Wales. Encouraging staff in businesses, hotels, voluntary organisations and doctor’s surgeries to undertake a training course which gives them a better understanding of dementia and how they can help support their clients.
To find out more details about the Bridgend Alzheimer’s activities go to the website: www.alzheimer.org.uk - Services in the Bridgend & District.