Jo Stevens MP

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Jo Stevens - Labour MP for Cardiff Central

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On Monday I was pleased to join a cross party group of MPs, charities and transport sector representatives in Westminster to learn more about Samaritans' lifesaving work with the rail industry.

Around 1 in 6 staff on the rail network in Britain have taken part in training or awareness raising to spot members of the public who may be at risk, lead them to safety and put them in touch with support services.

Since the partnership began in 2010 staff have made thousands of interventions and suicides in the rail environment have been falling.

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Samaritans’ CEO, Ruth Sutherland, said: "We want to build on our successful work with the rail industry and share what we have learnt. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a range of players and politicians from all parties to reach more people before they are in crisis so that we can prevent needless deaths."

Suicide prevention is everybody's business and I've been really impressed by what I've heard today. Whether employers or employees, it's dependent on us all to think what more we can do to save lives and I look forward to working with my constituents, building on these insights.

You can find out more about Samaritans’ work with the rail industry here: www.samaritans.org/for-business/rail-industry-suicide-prevention-programme

 

Jo Backs Samaritans' Calls on Suicide Prevention

On Monday I was pleased to join a cross party group of MPs, charities and transport sector representatives in Westminster to learn more about Samaritans' lifesaving work with the rail industry....

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a difference in their area.

The People’s Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year. With 95 shortlisted across the UK, the public can now decide which groups should win up to £50,000 to develop their project further.

The three projects with the most public votes in each region will receive grants of up to £50,000. Voting is open now at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.

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Cardiff based The Worldwide Kitchen by Oasis hope to receive £50,000. This community group hope to use the funds to renovate the facilities and employ a catering manager in their kitchen to help improve the lives of refugees that access their free and good quality meals. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to improve their English and learn new cooking skills, boosting their confidence and giving them more employment opportunities.

Oasis Cardiff is a fantastic organisation and this funding would go a long way to further their work in supporting refugees in Cardiff.

You can find out more about their work by visiting this link: https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/the-worldwide-kitchen

Voting closes at noon on Monday 3 April 2017 and the results will be announced on Thursday 6 April 2017. People can vote once per region and will need an email address to vote*. To vote and for T&Cs go to www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.

Vote now to Support 'The Worldwide Kitchen' at Oasis Cardiff

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a...

Last week I was pleased to sign up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast – and it’s never been more important to show support for action on climate change. I was one of many MP’s who joined WWF at the House of Commons  this week to show they care about the future of our planet, ahead of the global lights out event, taking place on Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm.   

MPs from all political parties are celebrating Earth Hour, sending a united message that this is a pivotal time for our planet and more needs to be done to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future.

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I am delighted to support WWF’s Earth Hour again this year to demonstrate how important it is that we take climate change seriously. I am proud that this Parliament has set ambitious targets to reduce our carbon emissions over the coming decades, and I will continue to urge the UK government to outline clear plans in order to live up to these ambitions.

Each year, millions of people around the world come together to call for action to protect our planet. Last year a record 178 countries took part and iconic landmarks across the UK switched out their lights, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, to Brighton Pier, Edinburgh Castle and Caerphilly Castle. This year is set to be the biggest yet as it’s the 10 year anniversary of Earth Hour. With 2016 breaking temperature records for the third consecutive year, it’s never been more important to tackle climate change.

You can find out more about the #EarthHourUK campaign by clicking here.

Jo Makes Earth Hour Pledge for Climate Change

Last week I was pleased to sign up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast...

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