I’m back in Westminster today after the Christmas and New Year recess, as the country faces multiple crises rooted in the Government’s economic mismanagement. The NHS and care system has some of the deepest problems and so I’m pleased to have been appointed to the Select Committee on Health and Social Care – and I’ll be attending my first meeting on Wednesday (you can follow the work of the Committee here and I’ll be posting regular updates).
My week starts with an online meeting with local leaseholders caught up in the building safety scandal. Tomorrow I’ll be meeting with the Carers Trust to discuss the work of the APPG for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, of which I am Chair, including our event with the Children’s Commissioner later this month and I’ll be attending the launch of the Labour Climate and Environment Forum.
As well as the Select Committee on Wednesday, I’ll be attending an event reflecting on the first year of the post-Brexit EU Settlement Scheme and taking up concerns raised with me by a number of constituents over the last year in a Westminster Hall debate about drink spiking. I’ll be back in Sheffield on Thursday and Friday for various meetings including the University of Sheffield’s Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Citizens Advice, and a representative of the UCU.