Campaigners across the East Riding will, this Saturday morning, simultaneously launch a petition in defence of care home provision at a number of locations across the region.
The Petition reads ‘Care for the elderly in the East Riding has been rocked by recent announcements of a number of private care home closures. We call upon the Council to enter into immediate discussions with all relevant stakeholders in an effort to secure future provision and retain homes currently in operation.’
Graham Stuart joined East Riding Councillor Jane Evison and a group of constituents as he rode on the Holderness Area Rural Transport (HART) bus to celebrate its achievements and promote its bid to become a registered NHS non-emergency patient transport provider in 2017.
Founded in 2003 to tackle transport needs in Holderness, HART has gone from strength to strength and now has nine vehicles covering the coast from Bempton to Spurn including the market towns of Driffield, Hedon, Withernsea and Hornsea.
Graham Stuart MP will quiz officials from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership about the progress being made with delivering the Humber Gold Standard for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
Graham, who is a keen advocate of high quality careers education for young people, helped to launch the Humber Gold Standard in 2014.
Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has welcomed today’s statement by the Education Secretary setting out the details of the national funding formula that will be introduced for English schools from 2018/19.
This marks a major step forward on his campaign for fair school funding, which he has called for ever since he was first elected in 2005. Over 2,200 of Graham’s constituents signed the petition he presented to Parliament on this subject last year.