Call for Heroes
As a local MP and in the course of my small part in the vaccine roll out, I have witnessed first-hand some of the heroic efforts played by volunteers and key workers. I’m therefore rolling out a scheme of my own to recognise and thank those who have acted as Covid Heroes over the last year.
We all want to move on from the events of the last year and achieve a ‘new normal’. However, it’s right to recognise those in our communities who went the extra mile. They embody the local and national ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ spirit which has been key in keeping communities together during Britain’s largest peace time crisis.
I’m inviting constituents to nominate volunteers, key workers, businesses, schools or other local organisations for activities which might include helping the vulnerable by delivering food, medicines, and other essential goods to those unable to travel to shops; or providing support to the lonely and isolating. It could involve helping young people through the provision of online schooling, tutoring, or extracurricular activities while school premises were closed. It might mean keeping spirits up through community activities, lockdown quizzes or creative social event or adapting to the challenges of lockdown and the changes in demand for goods and services - pubs doing takeaways or deliveries for example.
If you live in South West Wiltshire or would like to nominate an individual or organisation based in the area for my Covid Heroes certificate of appreciation, please visit the ‘campaigns’ section of my website (www.andrewmurrison.co.uk/campaigns). It will only take a few minutes to submit your nomination.
Back in the House, I got in early in the debate on the Queen’s Speech. I loath contributing online so attended in person. I raised social care, thrown into sharp relief by the crisis. I feel strongly that we need to end this parliamentary session with a concrete plan for adult social care that will end the appalling care lottery that has been a consequence of separating health and social care in the 1940s.