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.
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:
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...
Today I had an inspiring meeting with Mount Carmel, an alcohol treatment centre.
The team here provide a safe and supportive environment for men and women with serious alcohol problems, including residential programmes, day programmes, and detox management.
With cuts hitting our public services, treatment centres across the UK closing at an alarming rate, and need increasing, accessing support for alcoholism is all the more difficult. I am looking forward to supporting their incredible work - watch this space.
You may remember, back in May I raised the case of Sarah, a Tooting resident, in Parliament.
Today, Sarah tweeted: "We've done it! Thanks to @DrRosena's tenacity and passion my wheelchair went on order yesterday and I will be receiving it in approximately 6 weeks! I will be getting my independence back and I can't tell you how much this means to me. #HappyFriday"
I am so pleased that I was able to resolve Sarah's wheelchair issues. Fantastic news. Happy Friday indeed!
The suffering of the world's most vulnerable is palpable. And now, because of climate change, they face even greater threats.
In May 2019, Parliament declared a climate emergency.
Today I asked the Government how they will provide assistance to the most vulnerable people on the planet.
You can see the video here: twitter.com/i/status/1151496826849284096
In my capacity as Shadow Sports Minister, it was fantastic to meet with Everton in the Community and Everton Football Club today.
We discussed at length their planned move from Goodison Park to the Bramley-Moore Dock. It is a very impressive project that focuses on leaving a legacy for the community.
This is the way it should be done, and I cannot wait to see the finished result.
As progressives, we are united in solidarity with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
Though we may be separated by an ocean, we are united in our desire for a world which opens its arms to everyone - without prejudice. Read my piece for The Independent here: www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-aoc-tweets-ilhan-omar-racism-ocasio-cortez-democrats-a9005386.html
Today is historic: I am overjoyed to be taking part in the London Pride Parade with the FA. And it's their first time too.
This year also marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. As you may know, the riots in 1969 were a landmark moment in history, which helped spark the fight for gay rights around the world.
This is such a positive step for football; it sends such a wonderful message. Proud to be involved with Pride!