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Member of Parliament for Easington

Carers Week 2012 – “In Sickness and In Health”

                 Fiona Phillips, Former GMTV presenter and Carers Week Ambassador Carers Weeks is an annual awareness campaign which recognises and celebrates the contribution made by the UK’s 6.4 million unpaid carers to the people they care for and their communities. Carers Week 2012 is being held between June 18-24, the event recognises the contribution…
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June 13, 2012 0

Volunteering is part of the Social Fabric of East Durham

   Volunteering can deliver social and economic change – but it still requires investment if those benefits are to be realised. This week was the official volunteers’ week in Britain celebrating the enormous work that unpaid workers do when they volunteer to help a person, special cause or group of people. In our area, East…
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June 8, 2012 0

Easington MP Reflects on Jubilee Celebrations: Party Pooper or Cheer Leader

This month represents the beginning of a bonanza of summer events across Britain that will excite and unify millions of people, whilst at the same time many will be forced to look on in dread. Either way the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, England playing in Euro 2012 and the London Olympics will propel the notion of…
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June 1, 2012 0

Citizens Advice: On your side in tough times

  Citizens Advice has been offering free, independent, and confidential advice on a range of issues covering welfare, consumer and debt problems for over seventy years. Their service has never been in greater demand as the Coalition Government’s cuts begin to squeeze families across the North East. Knowing your rights can help you navigate an…
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May 16, 2012 0