Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons

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This morning over 20 local child care providers from Camberwell & Peckham and representatives from Southwark Council attended a roundtable in the House of Commons to discuss the cost and availability of childcare in the constituency. A number of important issues were raised including the rising costs of childcare and the impact this is having on working parents especially those on low incomes; the recruitment, training and retention of staff; and the difficulties these small businesses face finding funding for overheads and investment.

Roundtable on Childcare in Camberwell & Peckham - 23.01.2014

This morning over 20 local child care providers from Camberwell & Peckham and representatives from Southwark Council attended a roundtable in the House of Commons to discuss the cost and...

One of the things parents are most concerned about is secondary school choice. I met with the Schools Minister, David Laws MP, together with Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle, Southwark Council Cabinet Member for Children's Services, to raise my concerns. We discussed ways of improving the performance and perception of schools in the constituency and he offered to arrange further meetings including with Ofsted.

Meeting Schools Minister to discuss secondary school choice - 22/01/2014

One of the things parents are most concerned about is secondary school choice. I met with the Schools Minister, David Laws MP, together with Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle, Southwark Council Cabinet...

More people end up going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) during the winter - because there's more illnesses and accidents when it’s cold.  Most of us have experienced first-hand the excellent care given by Kings College Hospital A&E - or seen it on TV in "24 hours in A&E".  But with A&E’s already stretched with increased demand, this winter could be really tough and not just because of the weather.

South London Press column: Winter Crisis at A&E - 17.01.2014

More people end up going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) during the winter - because there's more illnesses and accidents when it’s cold.  Most of us have experienced first-hand the... Read more

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For most people Christmas is a great time to get together and just enjoy spending time with your family. But for people who suffer from dementia and for their families, Christmas offers little respite.

Southwark News Column: Dementia support services in Southwark -

For most people Christmas is a great time to get together and just enjoy spending time with your family. But for people who suffer from dementia and for their families,... Read more

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Cllr Fiona Colley and Stephen Platts, Director for Regeneration, from Southwark Council came to discuss progress on the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate. The Aylesbury redevelopment programme is a long term and ambitious programme to replace the existing estate with a high quality, mixed-tenure neighbourhood with new infrastructure, parks, open spaces, and community facilities.

Aylesbury Estate Regeneration update - 15/01/2014

Cllr Fiona Colley and Stephen Platts, Director for Regeneration, from Southwark Council came to discuss progress on the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate. The Aylesbury redevelopment programme is a long...

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The Dementia Memory Cafe is run by the Alzheimer Society in partnership with Southwark Council. I visited this morning to talk to the people who use their services, family members and carers, and the staff and volunteers.

Visiting the Dementia Memory Cafe in Southwark - 17.12.2013

The Dementia Memory Cafe is run by the Alzheimer Society in partnership with Southwark Council. I visited this morning to talk to the people who use their services, family members...

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