Today I had the privilege of visiting Share Community Garden. Tucked away in the grounds of Springfield Hospital, this charity strives for equal access to employment for all.
Share works with and supports people with disabilities to reach their full potential. They provide learning through accredited courses in areas such as independent living, catering, and (of course) horticulture.
The beautiful garden is cultivated solely by people with disabilities, and all plants grown here are also available to buy. It's a real treat to visit, and an asset to Tooting.
Thank you for having me!
More info here: www.sharecommunity.org.uk
What a pleasure it was to visit the One Housing team and customers at Thrale Road today.
This impressive housing scheme works alongside the NHS and supports the transition of people with complex mental health needs from hospital wards to fulfilling independent living.
I was struck by the tranquil garden (complete with vegetable patch), weekly activities, and genuine family feel to the place.
An incredible example of compassionate and supportive care.
This afternoon I popped in to welcome the guys at Chaiiwala to the Tooting family.
The Indian street food franchise - which only very recently opened its doors - is the newest addition to our thriving high street.
With tasty food to get stuck into, super cool decor, and friendly service, make sure you give it a chai...
I can honestly say that it is an honour to be the MP for Tooting. I have the best job in the world - Thank you to everyone who has made it possible.
I need your help to get re-selected though.
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The Council are not taking the issue of littering and fly-tipping seriously enough. This is why I consulted with local residents and we've come up with five proposals which will help make our streets cleaner and greener. These are:
I had a great time this morning with Balham Ballers at their Summer Camp.
Coaches Ize and Courtney put me and the team through our paces - providing encouragement and feedback whilst we got stuck in to a friendly 5-a-side. They certainly know their football, and we all had an absolute blast!
I'll be back soon for that rematch!
It was a real treat to meet Celine and the team at Jefferson's today.
Celine talked me through the multitude of tasty menu offerings and gave me a sneak peek into the ice cream making process. This new Balham business is really putting natural ingredients, quality products and sterling service at the heart of all they do.
Better yet, they will be serving hot breakfasts from September. If you need me, you know where I'll be!
Thank you to Victor and all the staff at Ronald Gibson House for inviting me to join them at their Summer Fete today.
Visiting this care home set in the beautiful grounds of Springfield Hospital is always a pleasure - the care the team here give and the dignity with which they treat their elderly residents is truly wonderful.
Yet another shining example of compassion in the Tooting community.
People and businesses across the UK are worried what Brexit will mean for them. I took The Independent around Tooting to speak to local residents. I stood up for the UK under Theresa May, and I will not hesitate to do so again under Boris Johnson.
The video is here: www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-tooting-fears-no-deal-europe-a9022436.html
This week it was a pleasure to meet with Sharon Barli again at the Israeli Embassy. We were able to continue our constructive discussion about access to healthcare for Palestinians.
I look forward to continuing to work together on such crucial humanitarian issues.
I have no doubt there will be more news to follow...