MP supports campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse
Stockport MP Ann Coffey has joined with the members of the retail union Usdaw to call for an end to abuse in the workplace. As part of the Freedom From Fear Campaign, which aims to help prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff, Ann visited the Coop store in Edgeley to highlight the problems faced by staff in the run-up to Christmas.
Supporting homeless people is very much on people’s minds as winter sets in, and in Stockport I am concerned to see a rise in the numbers of people sleeping rough in the town centre. We are fortunate to have the Wellspring which offers help- with the generous support of local people and businesses – for example through the Rucksack Project which encourages donations of rucksacks and warm winter clothing.
However it is sometimes hard to be successful in getting long term rough sleepers off the streets for a number of reasons.
CTZN is a new mobile-based social media platform for young people aged 13 to 18. The app has been designed in partnership with Greater Manchester police and offers a safe social network connecting young people with great activities and recognising their achievements.