Last week, Dan visited the Highfield Children’s Centre at Bramford Lane, Ipswich, where he met with mums and dads before being given a tour of the facility, which opened last year.
Surestart centres such as Highfield offer a range of services for families with young children, during what can be a challenging time for many parents. Parents can seek advice on issues ranging from children’s health to housing benefit or simply chat to other parents in a friendly environment. The centre works closely with other local service providers and also offers an outreach service which helps to support parents in their own homes. The staff and volunteers do a fantastic job at Highfield Children’s Centre and Dan would like to thank Sheri Wilkes and her team for taking the time to show him around the centre.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
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...