EU Tenants are worried
BREXIT will leave them homeless
3 out of 10 (31%) European Union (EU)
citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) say they are worried that the
result of the referendum will make it harder for them to rent in the UK.
findings, from the National Landlords Association (NLA), also show that a
¼ (25%) say they are worried that landlords would be
less willing to let to non UK nationals following the decision to leave the EU.
The poll of almost 1000 renters found that 18% of private renters approximately
2 million people; are EU citizens who currently have the right to freedom of
movement within the EU. However, there are concerns about whether or not EU
citizens will be able to remain in the UK if the right to freedom of movement is
removed or restricted during the process.
Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, said:- "These
findings show that a significant proportion of tenants from the EU are genuinely
concerned they'll have to uproot themselves from their work, studies, or friends
and family on the strength of the referendum result.
There is still a great deal
of uncertainty surrounding the referendum, but we want to reassure European
citizens living in the UK it's simply not the case that landlords will stop
letting to them just because the country has decided to leave the EU.
if the right to freedom of movement within the EU is curtailed during the exit
negotiations, then landlords may have no other option than to end tenancies
rather than facing fines and even jail time if they let property to someone
without the legal right to remain in the UK."
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Steve Rotherham selected as Labour Party
candidate for Mayor of Liverpool City Region
RESPONDING to the announcement that
Steve Rotherham has been selected to be the Labour Party candidate for Mayor of
Liverpool City Region, UNISON North West Labour Link Officer Lynne Morris said:-
"Steve Rotherham has already shown himself to be a great advocate and
campaigner for the people of Liverpool Walton and we have no doubt he will be an
excellent Mayor for the Liverpool City Region.
We are wholly supportive of
Steve's commitments to tackle inequality, create high wage employment and to
democratic transparency. Steve's plans for Council Housing, better skills and a
greener City Region are the right priorities.
The Labour Party is blessed with
many talented people, and I want to pay tribute to Joe Anderson who remains a
great champion for the people of Liverpool. We're looking forward to working
closely with Steve Rotherham, as we campaign for him to become the City Region's
1st Elected Mayor."
Merseyrail, Galliford Try and Sub-Contractors
Support the Homeless
HOMELESS people in Liverpool will benefit from a donation
by the team working on the redevelopment of Moorfields station on the Merseyrail
Merseyrail, together with Galliford Try, the main contractor working on the
scheme, and subcontractors Firesafe, Austin-Lenika, Newy & Eyre, Design Plan and
PPS Rail have provided 56 sets of rucksacks, flasks, socks, hats, mats, wet
bags, cutlery and other items, making them available at the Whitechapel Centre
in Liverpool, which provides of a range of services for people who sleep rough.
‘We’ve been keen to do our bit for the local community while we’ve been
based here and, since the station is in an area frequented by homeless people,
this type of donation seemed to be fitting,” said Wes McKee, rail
Director at Galliford Try. ‘The idea really caught the imagination of our
suppliers and we’re very grateful for their support.’
Simon Olorenshaw, Merseyrail interim customer service director, added:-
‘Merseyrail takes its role in the local community very seriously and is keen to
play its part in creating a stronger economy and more cohesive communities. This
initiative is a fantastic way of helping a section of society, who for whatever
reason, have found themselves on the streets. We hope that it will help make
some people’s existences a bit easier, ultimately enabling them to make more
empowered life choices for themselves.’
Sally Callan, fundraising & marketing officer of the Whitechapel Centre,
concluded:- ‘It’s great to discover that while Moorfields station has been
under construction, those that have been involved became aware of a social
problem and collaboratively came up with a way to help. The items collected will
be distributed to help people get through a difficult time in their lives. We
are always humbled by the collective support in Merseyside to help vulnerable
people in our community.’
Galliford Try is progressing the third and final phase of the refurbishment of
Moorfields station. Due to complete at the end of August the work includes
platform and corridor improvements, new lighting, tiled walls, floor tiling and
Conclusion of disciplinary
investigation following whistle blowing complaints
IN response to 3 whistleblowing
complaints made to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, and following an
independent, external investigation by the Good Governance Institute, it was
necessary to exclude three senior executives and 1 other employee.
In line with the relevant policies, an independent disciplinary investigation
was then commissioned by the Trust.
That independent disciplinary investigation into serious conduct issues has now
concluded and has identified that there is a case to answer for three
Disciplinary hearings will now be arranged as soon as possible.
In respect of one member of staff who had been excluded, the investigation found
no case to answer, and arrangements will now be made for that individual to
return to work.
No aspect of the whistle blowing complaints or disciplinary investigation
related to issues of patient care or safety.
Sue Musson, Chair of the Trust said:- “This is a serious employment issue
for the Trust and will have been a very difficult time for the individuals
concerned. I am pleased that the necessarily lengthy and diligent investigation
into the complex matters involved has now concluded.
Throughout this process, the Trust has adhered to the appropriate policies to
ensure fairness while acknowledging the legitimate public interest in the
timescale and costs involved. The Trust’s priority is and remains providing
quality healthcare to the 258,000 people we serve across Southport, Formby and
The Trust will be unable to comment further until the conclusion of the
Iain McInnes appointed interim Chief Executive
Iain McInnes has been appointed interim Chief Executive for Southport and
Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
He joins on Monday 15 August on secondment from NHS Improvement, the national
organisation which supports NHS providers and local health systems, where he is
Iain trained in the NHS as a nurse and has more than 25 years of clinical
experience which culminated in his appointment as Executive Nurse at a combined
acute and community trust. For nine years he was then chief executive in both
NHS commissioning and provider organisations.
Iain said:- "I am delighted to join a Trust I know well and meet more of
the committed and caring staff who work across our community and hospital
I also look forward to working with our partners in health and social care to
further improve quality and performance and ensure we deliver sustainable
services to our local population."
Iain succeeds Kim Hodgson who was appointed interim Chief Executive in May for a
Trust Chair Sue Musson said:- “Iain brings a wealth of experience to the
Trust. He will help us continue to deliver the best possible care to our
patients. I also want to thank Kim for bringing energy and expertise to the
Trust at such short notice.”
Kim will remain Accountable Officer for the Trust until Sunday. She said:-
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Trust staff for the
kindness and professionalism they have shown me over the past three months.
It really has been one of the best professional experiences of my life. I leave
with very happy memories and wish everyone a happy, healthy working life.”
The Trust has recently made three substantive executive director appointments,
bringing stability to the Trust. They are:-
► Steve Shanahan – Director of Finance. Steve was seconded to the Trust
following the departure of Damian Reid for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust last
October. He now takes the substantive role.
► Sheila Lloyd – Director of Nursing. Sheila is currently Director of
Nursing at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, based in West
Bromwich, before which all her nursing and management career was in hospitals.
She succeeds Simon Featherstone who has returned to Salford Royal NHS Foundation
Trust in Greater Manchester as a director of nursing.
► Therese Patten – Chief Operating Officer. Therese joins the Trust from
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she is Associate
Director Strategic Development and Partnership.
The 2 other executive directors are Executive Medical Director Rob Gillies and
interim Director of HR and Communications Richard Jones.