March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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March 23, 2020

Advice for Key Workers

Welsh Government Free Childcare for Critical Workers in Wales Critical workers in Wales will now receive free childcare for children under 5 thanks to this Welsh Government initiative. You can read more about this by clicking here. If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot …

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March 17, 2020

Temporary Office Closure

As a precautionary measure, I’ve taken the decision to postpone my upcoming advice surgeries and have closed my constituency office to face-to-face appointments and drop-ins to protect my staff and the wider public. I’ll keep this under constant review. Constituents may of course still raise issues with me by calling 02921 329736 or emailing jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk For questions about the impact …

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Key Sources of Information

If you’re looking for information and advice regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic, make sure to avoid any fake news and follow these key sources of information. These sources are being constantly updated and are the best places to find the latest information. Daily updates from Public Health Wales https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ Online symptom checker from NHS Direct Wales https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/?ScName=CoronaVirusCOVID19&SCTId=175 Welsh Government’s coronavirus …

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March 6, 2020

Right to Rehabilitation Event

It was great to attend the “Right to Rehabilitation” event, which emphasised the importance of high-quality community rehabilitation, and its universal accessibility. The event was attended by both patients, and rehabilitation practitioners. We were all able to learn more about their experiences and the crucial need for rehabilitation services.   I was delighted to be able to affirm my support, …

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March 6, 2020

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

Monday of this week marked the start of “Eating Disorder Awareness Week”, a national campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders, and to bring about long-term change, in the way eating disorders are perceived, and treated.    With 1.25 million people living with eating disorders in the UK it is vital that we act now. Not only will this save …

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March 3, 2020

Fairtrade Foundation Parliamentary Reception

I was thrilled to be joined by other Members of Parliament and Peers, with the Fairtrade Foundation, in calling for urgent action to end the exploitation of women cocoa farmers. The reception marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight in parliament, on February 26th. The extent of the gender pay gap in the global chocolate industry is deeply concerning, with women …

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February 28, 2020

USW Celebration of Partnerships Event in Parliament

I was thrilled to attend an event on Wednesday, hosted by the University of South Wales to learn more about their fantastic partnerships with external organisations. The USW is one of three renowned Universities we have here in Cardiff Central. USW hosts 30,000 students from across 200 countries, and the University itself generates £1bn in gross value added to the …

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February 27, 2020

Re-elected Unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

I’m delighted to have been re-elected unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee for the Parliamentary term. Over the past two years, DCMS Committee work has been a big part of my Parliamentary work. Since initially joining the Committee in 2017, we’ve completed groundbreaking inquiries into topics such as Live Music, Online Harms, Immersive Technologies and …

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