14 SEP 2018

Caring for Suffolk's Carers

A regular supporter of Suffolk Family Carers, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit the organisation to learn more about recent changes and developments there.

For decades, Suffolk Family Carers have provided support, advice and information to thousands of family carers across Suffolk. We all know that people are living longer, often with complex health conditions and illnesses. Here in Suffolk alone, there are over 78,000 identified carers looking after family members and loved ones. Suffolk Family Carers work to support these carers in their roles.

In particular, Dr Dan spoke to the team about the work they are doing to support young carers, who are often coping with the demands of school while caring for a parent or family member with ill health. The team have also been recognised for the outstanding work they are doing around mental health and wellbeing.

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Housing Associations — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (12 Jun 2019)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend mentioned this earlier. From a tenant’s perspective, one of the main challenges is the issue of serious harm and how it is defined. The threshold for serious harm often relates to something that might cause a danger to life or safety. If we are talking about having civilised housing conditions that are free from damp and fit for human habitation, we need to have a lower...

Housing Associations — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (12 Jun 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman is making a good speech with many good points. On his earlier point about accountability in the context of having a more effective national ombudsman, given that we all, I hope, accept that social housing is a social good and, in many respects, a public service, the out-and-out free market approach that has been taken to its provision has not been effective and there is...