18 DEC 2013

Sensing Change

Dan visited leading Suffolk service, Sensing Change, which is based in Ipswich. They provide services to people with sight and/or hearing loss and help them regain their confidence and independence.

From teaching Braille to helping people relearn basic skills such as making a cup of tea or getting dressed, staff at Sensing Change help individuals to overcome their fears and anxieties helping them to stay in their homes and communities, near to their loved ones and friends.

Dan commented

"We should be proud that here in Ipswich is a service that has been acknowledged by the RNIB as providing a "Gold Standard" and I would like to thank Managing Director Caroline Carr and all here staff for taking the time to meet me."

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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...

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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...