Health and Social Care

Ensuring that constituents receive the best Health and Adult Social Care for their needs, has been a huge priority for me since my election in 2015. With a proportion of elderly constituents way above the national average, I speak regularly in Parliament as to the needs of the constituency. In East Sussex, our local NHS and County Council teams have taken the bold step to move their health and social care budgets together to ensure that the money is following the patient. This ‘Better Together’ programme should mean fewer hospital stays and faster discharges. My support for this programme, and the other changes being made nationally and locally, features heavily in all that I say and do on this subject. For 2017, I will be condensing all of my news, views and contributions in to this special Health and Social Care website section for constituents to better understand the improvements and the challenges in this area. Please do let me know if you wish to share your experience of Health and Social Care provision (be this positive or negative). 

News

Huw continues to lobby for social care reform

In Parliament, Huw continued to lobby for social care reform by asking the Health and Social Care minister to look at the German system of compulsory social care insurance when considering proposals for the Green Paper on social care.

Local MP calls for social care reform

Huw has been lobbying Government for extra funds for East Sussex. In welcoming the extra funding in the Local Government settlement, he spoke in House of Commons to thank Parish, Town, District & County Cllrs for their work. He then focussed on radical reform to social care funding so we can care for more people locally and fund other services.

Huw speaks on Universal Credit and second chances for ex-offenders

Huw spoke up for a constituent whose employment was terminated due to a spent conviction. He urged the Work and Pensions minister to ensure that public sector employers take a risk on ex-offenders and do not continue to punish them long after their sentence has been spent.

Debating the NHS in Parliament

Today in Parliament, when debating the NHS I talked positively about what the last Labour Government and current Conservative Government have done.