Our local charities also play a vital role in supporting our young children in Suffolk. Last week, Dan visited the Ipswich Community Playbus, which is a small not-for-profit local charity run by a board of local voluntary trustees, to show his support for the work that Co-ordinator Mandy Potter is doing for young parents and children in communities across Ipswich.
The double-decker bus provides a free service for children under five and their families in Ipswich, and has play facilities on both floors, ranging from a baby area, sandpit, slide and themed home corner. It offers a place for families to come together, meet other parents and children and make new friends in the community. Jenny and her team do a great job and now run eight free sessions in Ipswich, stopping at Whitton, Whitehouse and Rushmere. Like any charity, the community playbus relies on the generosity of local people and organisations for donations, and Dan would urge you to support this excellent service in any way you can.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
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