22 MAR 2012

Dr Dan presents awards to volunteers at the Wickham Market Community Training Project

Dr Dan Poulter with the Wickham Market Community Training Project volunteers following the award ceremony Dan has written before about the challenges facing Ipswich and Suffolk in terms of properly caring for our growing ageing population, which will require better coordinated thinking between local social services and NHS care providers to deliver more community-focussed healthcare. Our local community groups and carers already play such a vital role in looking after our elderly people, and it was a real pleasure for him to be invited to present certificates to volunteers in Wickham Market who have completed their training for a new local initiative that aims to provide a pool of trained, accredited and insured volunteer carers. The Wickham Market Community Training Project is a local community led initiative that offers a comprehensive Care Skills training programme to enable volunteers to provide short-term respite care for local family carers when they need a break from their care duties. From Easter, the project will be able to provide up to 100 hours per month of trained, CRB checked, insured and supervised care to provide respite for family carers.

Dan would like to congratulate Pam Bell and all the local volunteers who have successfully completed 56 hours of training, and looks forward to following the progress of this great community scheme in the weeks and months ahead.

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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Illness: Surveys (19 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of applications to use APMS 2014 data received a decision more than three months after being submitted in the last period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (19 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what NHS Digital does to ensure that requests for access to survey data are treated differently from requests to access patient and service use data.