Monday, 19 December 2011

The Oldham College, Charity of the Year -
Dr Kershaw's Hospice.

     Dr Kershaw's Hospice was chosen by both Students and Staff, via online voting on Moodle.                                                                                                                                                                        Announcements were sent out to both students and staff to take part in the vote, student reps were also asked to let their classes know about the vote. Dr Kershaw’s won by 21 votes. Thank you for everyone who voted.

Information on Dr Kershaw’s Hospice
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable life-threatening illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment with accommodation for 12 inpatients and 15 day care places. In addition it provides support for patient’s relatives and carers.
The medical and nursing staff are experienced in palliative medicine and are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, spiritual counsellors and bereavement support workers who assist in providing a seamless service for patients across hospital, community and hospice boundaries.
The Hospice requires £4,650 per day in order to continue providing care free of charge to patients

Message from Debbie Abrahams MP

Right to be Heard – Debbie Abrahams MP

Thank you for inviting me to attend the Hear by Rights Student Conference. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend as Parliament is sitting this week, debating the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

Congratulations on being elected as Student Representatives for the Oldham College. Your role is extremely important as the point of contact between your fellow students and the College itself. By raising student issues and communicating student views, you make a valuable contribution to the College's decision-making and activities.

In addition, you are able to take up individual queries and suggestions on behalf of your fellow students and help to shape your learning environment at Oldham College.

As a Member of Parliament, I take up hundreds of cases and issues on behalf of the people of Oldham East and Saddleworth every month, on a wide variety of issues; and whilst I cannot always guarantee to solve every problem, I can ensure that people’s concerns are raised at the highest level and they get a full explanation of what has happened and why.

The most rewarding part of my job is representing the people of Oldham East and Saddleworth and getting a result with individual cases, as well as influencing overall Government policy which affects everyone in the long run.

I hope that you have a very enjoyable year as Student Representatives and are able to exert your voices on behalf of your fellow students.

31st October 2011