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The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is looking into Brexit and the Borders. 

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Watch the Committee, including Caroline Flint, tackle Government civil servants about controlling our borders. 

This session took place on Monday 20 November 2017.

Find out more about the PAC inquiry into enforcing the UK border after we leave the European Union HERE.

Brexit and the Borders - watch the PAC in action

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is looking into Brexit and the Borders.  Watch the Committee, including Caroline Flint, tackle Government civil servants about controlling our borders.  This session took...

Bawtry_threatre_group.JPGCaroline Flint and Doncaster Mayor George Derx joined hundreds of residents, local school children and a visiting choir to mark the countdown to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower pilgrims.

Photo (right) Bawtry Theatre act out scenes from the Pilgrim Fathers.

The evening included a candle lighting service at St Helena Church in Austerfield; the lantern parade; and a civic service at St Nicholas with the Pilgrims’ story acted out by the Bawtry Theatre Group.

Caroline Flint told an audience at the Crown Hotel of the importance of the Pilgrim Fathers. She said: “The story of the Mayflower pilgrims started in Austerfield. The Pilgrims’ belief in a better world was so absolute they were willing to risk their lives crossing the Atlantic.”

Before setting foot on dry land, the group signed the historic Mayflower Compact.

CF_George_David_Kirkham_Emma_Tatlow.jpgMs Flint said: “The Mayflower Compact was important because it was the first document to establish self-government in the New World. The Mayflower Compact was an early, relatively successful attempt at democracy and undoubtedly played a role in future colonists and helped to shape the nation that eventually became the United States of America.”

The MP said: “I have always loved history, because of the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that change history. In 1590, the small village of Austerfield produced William Bradford who went on to govern the first democratic colony of what would become a new nation – the United States. Today, 20million Americans claim descent from the passengers on the Mayflower, reinforcing the ties between the UK and the United States.”

The Don Valley MP also reminded the audience of the devastating impact of the settlements on the people who already inhabited the ‘New World’: “None of us should forget the cost to the indigenous people, who were killed and enslaved to serve the new trading colonies. This tragedy is part of the legacy of colonisation; and should never be written out of history.”

Mayflower_school.JPGMayflower 400 champions the values of freedom, faith and personal liberty that inspired that perilous journey and the legacy of the Mayflower pilgrims on the United States, the UK, the Netherlands and the indigenous people of the New World.

Photo (above): Caroline Flint, Doncaster Mayor George Derx, Bawtry Mayor David Kirkham and Emma Tatlow from the Mayflower 400 campaign.

Photo (bottom right) children from Mayflower School sing at the Civic Service, St Nicholas Church.

 

Caroline backs Illuminate 400 festival

Caroline Flint and Doncaster Mayor George Derx joined hundreds of residents, local school children and a visiting choir to mark the countdown to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower pilgrims....

Family_MOT_Caroline_Helen_Conroy_and_Sally_Brice.jpgFormer Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint was on hand this week to launch the Families MOT – a new service for families affected by alcohol or drug misuse.

Photo (right): Helen Conroy, Doncaster Public Health; Sally Brice, Project3 Team Leader; and Caroline Flint MP for Don Valley.

The Family Moving On Together (MOT)programme gives Doncaster families a safe place to talk openly about the effects of drugs and alcohol. 

Caroline said: “This is an essential service supporting not only the person affected by the drugs or alcohol, but their family and children. Across Britain there are 2.5 million children of alcoholics and it’s vital that this service is in place to support families and allow them to talk openly in a safe space.”

This new scheme is coordinated by Project3 Young Persons Health and Wellbeing Service, based at the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust Project3 Team Leader Sally Brice, said: “The effects of drug and alcohol addiction can have a big impact on the whole family. The idea behind this programme is to bring families together, who have similar experiences, and to give them the opportunity to talk and listen to each other. We will show them how to make small but positive changes to help improve their family life. All we ask is that those attending the Family MOT are free from drugs or alcohol during each session.”

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Photo (left) shows: Caroline Flint MP for Don Valley addresses the launch event.

Doncaster Council Cabinet Member for Public Health, Cllr Nigel Ball, said “This programme provides a vital service to local families looking for help and support with drug and alcohol addiction. I welcome it to Doncaster and would encourage residents to get in touch with the team for more information.”

The Family Moving On Together (MOT) is an eight week support programme for Doncaster families with young children aged between eight and 18 years old, where one of both parents or carers have experienced or are still living with substance misuse.
This new scheme is coordinated by Project3 Young Persons Health and Wellbeing Service and is jointly run by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service, and Doncaster Council’s Stronger Families programme.

The Family MOT will take place every week between 4.30 and 7.30pm for a period of eight weeks. Sessions include a mixture of talking, listening, family friendly games and activities to help the family to have a better understanding of addiction, improve their communication and support for each other.

Lydia Rice, Aspire Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator, said: “Results from previous programmes have shown that families who have attended these types of sessions are better able to cope with the challenges of substance misuse in their family. After completing the programme, all families will be invited back for a review twice a year providing continued support and a chance for them to celebrate their success.”

Families_MOT_poster.jpgTo take part in the Family MOT: please telephone 01302 640032.  A member of the team will arrange to visit you to discuss the scheme in more detail. Families accepted on to this programme will be invited along for the eight weekly sessions.

 

Caroline supports launch of Doncaster Family MOT

Former Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint was on hand this week to launch the Families MOT – a new service for families affected by alcohol or drug misuse. Photo (right):...


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