Last week, Dan was delighted to visit the Tesco Metro in Kesgrave to congratulate some of our local schools on their success in collecting store vouchers for new equipment as part of the Tesco for Schools and Clubs scheme. The scheme gives schools and clubs a variety of useful items such a sports and computer equipment in exchange for vouchers earned with shopping bought at Tesco, and it was a real pleasure for Dan to speak with pupils and staff from Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave who told him that their vouchers will enable the school to purchase new items for the music department.
Supermarkets have an important responsibility to support their local communities and Dan was pleased to hear of the excellent work that Store Manager Ajay Bahanda and his team are doing to help local sports clubs, schools and groups in Kesgrave. Dan would like to again pass on his congratulations to all of the staff and pupils at the schools that took part.
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Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...
Children and Mental Health Services — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate; he is making some very good points. As he recognises, CAMHS are the Cinderella services of the Cinderella service—mental health is still woefully underfunded in comparison with many other parts of the NHS. Does he also recognise that CAMHS recruitment is a real challenge? The August 2019 fill rates for higher trainees in the UK stand at...