Today, October 10, is world mental health day. Across the UK there were 10.3 million recorded instances of mental ill-health every year and the third most common cause of disability was depression.
Andrew Jones MP has welcomed a new £15m fund for 24 innovative low-carbon heating projects. The projects aim to speed up the rollout of heat pump technology in homes so that 600,000 per year can be installed by 2028.
An £884 million loan scheme for new businesses is to be expanded delivering support to the UK’s innovative start-ups.
Around 130,000 low-income households could see bills slashed as their homes receive energy efficiency upgrades through the Government’s Help to Heat funding.
Funding will increase access to English and maths schemes in schools, and the Education Endowment Foundation is backed to continue to improve attainment.
Thousands of people living on the streets will be given a roof over their heads and tailored support to rebuild their lives under Government plans to end rough sleeping.
Work to provide new modern and energy-efficient leisure facilities at the Hydro in Harrogate and in Knaresborough is progressing well.
Today, 23 September, the Government outlined The Growth Plan setting out support for families with their energy bills through tax cuts and investment incentives.
Local MP, Andrew Jones, is inviting everyone in Harrogate and Knaresborough to get involved in UK Parliament Week, an annual event spreading the word about what Parliament is, what it does and how people can have their voices heard.
The NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccines this autumn to those eligible, starting with those at greatest risk.