A constituent has been in touch to raise concerns regarding the quality of care provided at Brightwell Crescent. The care is provided by Hestia, who were awarded the contract around nine months ago.
I am told that since Hestia took over the provision, standards have dropped significantly. I understand residents are not receiving the required levels of support in undertaking basic daily tasks. I have also been informed that rooms are not cleaned to an acceptable standard and overall hygiene in the building is a major concern.
I have outlined these concerns to Chief Executive of Hestia, Patrick Ryan, and I expect a prompt investigation.
NHS staff were the previous care providers at Brightwell Crescent, and I have not been made aware of any such problems during this time. This raises the question: Why did Wandsworth Council award the contract to Hestia over the NHS?
I have raised this query directly with Liz Bruce, Director of Adult Social Services for Wandsworth Council, and I have requested an overview of the tendering process.
The decision to award Hestia this contract is indicative of the Conservative Council's commitment to privatisation of our local services.
I’ve written to Wandsworth Council regarding the proposed changes to Franciscan Children’s Centre - vulnerable families should not be made worse off.
If you use this fantastic centre, then please contact me.
Tooting Parkrun turned 3 today, and even the chilliest weather couldn't keep us away!
The organisers and volunteers do an amazing job of keeping the event going. It's a great, accesible way of keeping fit, so make sure you head to Tooting Common one weekend and get involved.
Parkrun attracts people from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes, and you can run at your own pace with hundreds of other enthusiasts.
Check out their Twitter page for more: https://twitter.com/Tootingparkrun
Multi-sector working is crucial in tackling violent crime. This is why I held a summit in Tooting, bringing together our community groups and local authorities.
Today, I urged the Government to implement a similar initiative nationwide.
Watch the video here: twitter.com/DrRosena/status/1087393639196774401
Many people have been in touch about unfair fines because of technical issues with Wandsworth Council's new parking system.
Recent cases show residents were notified that they had paid for their permit, but were fined for not renewing. I was glad to secure refunds.
Contact me if you've had problems.
With Parliament minutes away from voting down the Withdrawal Agreement, I nipped over to Parliament Square to speak to the supporters of People's Vote.
It is vital that this decision goes back to the people!
Healthy eating and the education around keeping fit and healthy starts young. But the same time, 35,000 hours of PE are being cut from schools each year, and an increasing number of our leisure facilities are being closed.
Today I spoke out against the Tory cuts depriving kids of sport in The Mirror.
Today is the day the Government allows train companies to hike our fares - again.
Fares have soared since 2010, when Labour was last in Government, yet the service has undeniably failed to improve.
Sadiq Khan, as Mayor of London, has frozen all TfL fares since being elected, which means pay as you go fares have remained the same on the tube, train and bus. However, travel cards are set by the Government, and this year they rose by 3.1%. Another smack in the face of commuters.
Commuters who use Earlsfield, Balham, Wandsworth Common and Streatham Common will be rightly frustrated by the consistently poor service. This is why I support the Labour pledge to re-nationalise our network.
As an A&E doctor, I see first-hand the strain that is placed on staff, patients and their families as waiting times soar.
On New Year’s Day I was back in St George's A&E and was once again amazed by the dedication and commitment of our much valued doctors, nurses and support staff.
Tonight, even the wet and windy weather couldn't dampen our Christmas spirits.
I had the pleasure of spending time with the people of Furzedown at the annual market. There were mince pies, carols, and lots of great independent, local stallholders.
I of course took the opportunity to pick up some great last minute gifts!