@PennyMordaunt welcomed at Rowans Living Well Centre - finding out more about local #hospicecare A wonderful new facility to compliment the hospice. Built by community for the community, supporting people when they need it most.
Today the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt, is calling on music festival organisers to ensure they are catering to their disabled fans. While some good progress has been made by music festivals like Glastonbury and Latitude, with inclusive facilities like accessible viewing platforms and specialist hearing equipment, many disabled people are still not able to attend live music events or festivals. Those disabled people who do attend often have ver
Todays help to buy figures show how we've helped people in Portsmouth get on the housing ladder. Being able to own your own home is a good way to build financial security for you and your family. But there is more to tackle to get the housing market to really work for everyone. I am also pleased that today the department of local government has announced a crackdown on unfair leasehold practices. This was something that I have been calling for as a number of people in Portsmo
Last Autumn we announced our intention to stop re-testing those ESA claimants with severe degenerative conditions. We are on schedule to bring the policy into effect this Autumn, and have been working with our health assessment provider, the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, medical professionals and other stakeholders, including disability charities, to develop a set of criteria that will help us identify those with the most severe health conditions or disabiliti
Attention Portsmouth! Are you a bit breathy? Take this online lung test at breathtest:https://breathtest.blf.org.uk or call 03000 030 555. Takes 5 minutes. 21 July 2016 Penny Mordaunt MP asks the people of Portsmouth “are you feeling breathless?” The MP for Portsmouth, Penny Mordaunt, supported the British Lung Foundation’s lung health awareness campaign by taking their online ‘breath test’ at the Houses of Parliament and encouraging others to do the same. The charity’s UK-w
Well done Portsmouth North, 1,236 amazing people on the stem cell register: 1,236 life savers! @AnthonyNolan @APPGStemCell A fellow Twitter follower tweeted to Penny Mordaunt, "Well done you guys!!! As a fellow stem cell patient, it's always reassuring to know that there is a growing army of people willing to help."
Local MP Penny Mordaunt joined the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland, in Parliament on 19 July to find out more about the new £10 note featuring the world-renowned author Jane Austen. Penny tested the new tactile feature on the £10 note which helps blind and vision impaired users identify their value – a first for Bank of England banknotes. The tactile feature is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner and has been developed in conjunction with the
Today the Charity Sense, alongside the Jo Cox Foundation have launched a report addressing loneliness in disabled people. It is an important piece of work, and extremely helpful in tackling the additional barriers disabled people face in building social networks. As Minister for Disabled People I will be seeing how the work that I am doing and how other government departments can act on this issues the report raises, and I was delighted to be able to speak at the launch event