Friday 08 July was a busy day and Dr Dan started off with a visit to Realise Futures in Ipswich. Meeting with service users, Dr Dan was extremely impressed at the opportunities on offer and took time to have a tour of the facility, speaking with many of the team on his way around.
From here, Dr Dan enjoyed a tour of Whitehouse Primary School, led informatively by two pupils from the school. Dr Dan enjoyed hearing about the upcoming school performance and the excitement of all involved and was especially impressed by the courteous and professional attitude shown by the pupils.
Finally, the day ended with a visit to Baylham Care Home where Dr Dan took time to have a look around the impressive facilities and spent time meeting and talking with residents, some of whom were very keen to discuss the recent political events.
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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)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....