Having met homeless people locally, including some veterans, this is very personal to me and in my humble view, it is unforgivable that anyone should be living rough on our streets today when there is so much wealth around us.
James Sunderland campaigns on homelessness and mental health issues, in particular for veterans.
Following meetings with Minister for Children Claire Coutinho, local MP James Sunderland welcomes news that the Department of Education has approved 33 new special free schools to be built, including the successful bid by Bracknell Forest Council for a school with 100 places for pupils aged 4 to 19 with autistic spectrum disorder.
James Sunderland intervenes in a debate on dementia research to pay tribute to the hidden army of about 6.5 million carers across the UK who save the Treasury billions and calls for an increase in the carer’s allowance.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to invest in special educational needs and mental health provision for children as never before, for every local authority to review their SEND provision, and for a focus on reducing waiting times for an assessment by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
James Sunderland raises the importance of mental health support for people with skin conditions and calls on the Government to review spending on dermatology, ensure important face-to-face appointments are available to those who need them, and increase the range of psychological support.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to invest in SEN children as never before, to speed up diagnosis and open more dedicated SEN schools so that every local authority can provide focused intervention in a specialist and dedicated setting allowing children to fulfil their potential in the right environment, rather simply be excluded.