Tag Archives: YMCA Downslink Group

While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Youth provision has been stripped out over the last 10 years


I recall very clearly how the Conservative Party used to regularly comment about the decisions taken by the Labour Party in their 13 years length Government. As it happens several of our local Conservative MPs made these comments over the … Continue reading

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Every MP in the UK needs to take part in this petition debate!


Today is an important time for Parliament and 1.1m people across the UK who signed a petition formed by Marcus Rashford calling to end child food poverty and that no children’s should go hungry. It is a petition which emerged … Continue reading

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We must work hard to protect young people and children


At the end of last week a new campaign was launched by WiSE which is part of the YMCA Downslink Group that is based in Hove but which covers the whole of Sussex and into parts of Surrey. The campaign … Continue reading

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Well done for your cross party action in the House of Commons


Although the provision of a good quality piece of legislation is the most important element from Parliament, when backbench MPs from more than one party work together we should applaud them. That is particularly true if their cooperation and proposed … Continue reading

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Important Homelessness words for Hastings and Rye


On Wednesday there was an important debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament under the heading of Winter Homelessness Support. The people who took part in the debate included the current MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart. She was the … Continue reading

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Could Sussex VRU learn from Kent and Medway VRU?


Last week some encouraging news emerged from the online Children and Young People Now magazine regarding a teaming up between Kent and Medway Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and a charity to support 10 secondary schools to reduce the number of … Continue reading

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At least one MP who raises concerns for the whole of Sussex


Many of the people who live or work in Sussex are aware of its shape and some of the elements of its history. However when it comes to MPs they are all faced with a challenge. One option which is … Continue reading

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A great online source for Sussex residents aged 13-25


Earlier this month two very significant Sussex agencies published this website for many of the young people in our area to use which is designed to help their mental wellbeing. There is a very good reason for this to have … Continue reading

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A rather unclear tweet from the Charity Commission


It seems strange to make an argument that charities need to serve all parts of the public. Of course if what Baroness Stowell of Beeston, the Chair means is that the provision of education to vulnerable people will assist our … Continue reading

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