OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER FROM
MATT HANCOCK MP
In West Suffolk
Mental health support in local schools
I welcome the announcement that £2m has been made available to mental health support teams in East Anglia. The newly formed teams will be working with 17 schools in West Suffolk, helping to identify children who need support. These mental health professionals will be a huge asset to the schools.
Funding for police
With Police Inspector Mark Shipton discussing crime in Newmarket and the extra 20,000 police we’re recruiting nationally. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows the Prime Minister’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next 3 years.
Haverhill Research Park
£2.7m of Local Growth Funding will be provided by the government to create an innovation business centre in Haverhill which will attract investment and jobs to the area. I have been working to secure this funding with my colleagues in government for years and am delighted that it’s been given the go-ahead.
£13bn for new hospitals
We have announced the biggest hospital building programme in a generation. We’re building 40 new hospitals across the country. I care deeply about the NHS because it’s there for each and every one of us in our hour of need.
Funding local authorities for social care
Councils will have access to £1.5bn for social care - a down-payment on sorting the long-term funding for the social care system with wider reforms to adult social care to be implemented at a later date.
£210m to support nurses and midwives
We announced earlier last month that the spending round will include a £210m funding boost for frontline staff: every nurse, midwife, & allied health professional will receive over £1,000 each, over next 3 years for their personal development.
FGM clinics to open in England
The NHS is opening female genital mutilation FGM support clinics across England that will allow survivors to access expert care and treatment earlier. Over 1,300 women are expected to benefit from the highly specialised FGM support being rolled out.
Download the Matt Hancock app
The Matt Hancock app was launched officially in February 2018 with a huge amount of media attention. Over the past year, the app has given me a fantastic platform to communicate with my West Suffolk constituents. More than 10,000 people have downloaded the app, and the number of users continues to rise significantly every day. This app is a real step forward in creating a digital community for all of us here in West Suffolk to discuss the issues affecting our communities and our country.
If you haven’t done so already, I hope you will download this free app either through the Apple app store or through the Google Play store - just search for “Matt Hancock MP”. Through the app, you will be able to be the first to hear my announcements and be alerted to news affecting West Suffolk. But most importantly, this app will give you the platform in which to get in touch with me and the other users of the app to discuss the issues that are most important to you.
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