Andrea Praises YPO & Amazon Deal

I have learned of the recent agreement reached between the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) and Amazon Business for a five-years digital marketplace contract. This is fantastic news for all the workers and the clients of YPO and takes the company in a different dimension.

Andrea Plants a Tree at Rodillian Academy

Great to visit The Rodillian Academy and plant a tree for the Queen' Commonwealth Canopy with students today.

Good to hear also about their resilience programs, everyone said the hardest task was the most rewarding and fun!

Morley Ob: Even More Mental Health Support Is Needed

According to NHS Digital, at any one time a sixth of the population in England aged 16-64 have a mental health problem, meaning the chances are we all know someone who is affected. Thankfully, mental health awareness is increasing, and this is a welcome and positive change in our society.  

Andrea's Letter to Protect Dogs

I have written to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the Dangerous Dogs Act, asking for a more rational approach to the legislation and for dogs not to be put down if they harmless but happen to be a certain breed. 

Andrea Supports Banning Cages for Farm Animals

I was pleased to attend the End the Cage Age event organised by Compassion in World Farming.

I joined 95,000 others who have signed a petition calling to ban the use of cages for all farmed animals.

Andrea meets Matt Hancock to discuss EDS

Residents may remember that I met 9 year old Lydia at my Health Fair in March, she bravely told me all about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and what she goes through every day. You can see more about this here: Click here

Andrea Meets with South West Yorkshire NHS Trust Leaders

Had a very informative meeting with the head of the South West Yorkshire NHS Trust today, good to pass on resident's comments and discuss improvements. Also visited the Fieldhead Mental Health Museum- thanks to Ash for showing me all the exhibits & great work they have planned!

Andrea holds her Regular Memory Cafe

Really enjoyed my Memory Cafe today in Outwood. Great turnout and fantastic spirit- We had a great time chatting and even sang some songs! My next Memory Cafe will be June 21st, hope to see you there.

Andrea Meets Students at Woodkirk Academy

Great to visit Woodkirk Academy again today to meet students who have set up schemes to help combat stress and mental health issues. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week & it was inspiring to hear about the good work they have done during this exam season.

Andrea Meets Network Rail To Discuss Morley Station

Great to meet with network rail representatives this morning at Morley station to discuss improvements to the station and routes. Better transport is an important part of My Plan for our local area & I will continue to push for improvements for Morley & Outwood!