Tackling harassment in universities
I hosted an APPG on Students event in Parliament about sexual harassment and assault in universities, which focused on the findings and recommendations of a new report.
Sugar tax cash should tackle obesity
I have pushed the Government to use money raised from the new ‘sugar tax’ to fund physical activity sessions during school holidays. Read more.
Young people's futures
I joined young people at Sheffield Future’s event to hear their views on overcoming barriers to work.
The "on demand" economy
I have challenged the Government about the job security and employment rights of on-demand workers. If you work multiple jobs or for a company like Deliveroo or Uber please get in touch.
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Community notices ...
Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise demo – A march and rally to campaign for better pay and a £10/hour minimum wage. 17th December, 1pm at Devonshire Green. Read more.
Help buy a community pub – Popular Neepsend pub The Gardeners Rest is up for sale. Get involved in buying shares so the pub is community-owned. £160,000 has already been raised. Deadline is 28th November. Read more.
Reclaim the Night– Sheffield Students’ Union annual ‘Reclaim the Night March’ opposing gendered violence and harassment is on 25th November, starting at 6.30pm at the Cathedral. Read more.
Charity Commission workshop: Managing your faith charity lawfully and effectively - A workshop in partnership with FaithStar at 10am on 29th November. Read more (select Sheffield on schedule).
Launch of Sheffield’s new Women & Girls Recovery & Empowerment Partnership – featuring The Free Radicals and others. 7.30pm, Saturday 26th November, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Rd.
Sheffield Harmony's Winter Songfest – A seasonal selection of a cappella and jazz. Saturday 3rd December, 7.30pm at Kingfield Hall, 3 Brincliffe Crescent. Read more.
Vote for ‘Learn for Life’ to win £25k – Vote for this great local project to win £25k from One Family Foundation. Read more and vote here (click ‘Sign in to vote’ & then sign up to vote)
Sheffield Renewables Community Share Offer - Invest in and benefit from community owned renewable solar energy produced in Sheffield. Read more.