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Rachel Eden
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Labour councillor, mum, married to teacher, live in Reading, accountant
Labour councillor, mum, married to teacher, live in Reading, accountant

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#Housingday celebrates social housing but a change of government is needed to save it
Today is celebrated as national Housing Day on social media remembering the positive impact that social housing has on families across our country:  social housing isn't just a roof over your head.  It's about creating homes and communities.   Here in Readi...
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Here's asking: Are you OK?
Today is World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.  The theme this year is 'take a minute, change a life'.  We all can help someone whether they are just 'feeling down' or at risk of death from suicide by taking a moment and asking if they are OK.  This week ...
Here's asking: Are you OK?
Here's asking: Are you OK?
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An indictment of our government - 4 million of us waiting for NHS care
That yesterday it was revealed that an estimated 4 million people are waiting for surgery on our NHS is an outrage but it reflects what we all know on the ground:  our doctors, nurses and midwives are working harder than ever, but they are being held back b...
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Better Mental Health in Reading: a future for Focus House
I'm really pleased to say that the council has published the consultation results from looking at the future of Focus House, a residential care home in Reading for people who are recovering from mental health issues.  I am determined that as the government ...
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Fire safety in flats
We all were shocked and appalled last week by the terrible fire in the Grenfell Tower that has killed so many people in Kensington and naturally the Reading community has stepped up to help, from residents collecting through to our Mayor speaking to the cou...
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The dementia tax raises questions about Conservative fitness for government
I was originally going to publish this on Tuesday but due to the awful terrorist attack in Manchester I delayed as all candidates have been avoiding campaigning.  However I believe this issue is so vital I wanted to publish is now that campaigning has resta...
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Candidate in Wantage
On 8 June we face a huge choice.  Our country is at a crucial moment and I believe that we need a strong voices in parliament.   This is my message to residents: "If I was elected in Wantage I would put you first. If you elect me I promise to stand up for e...
Candidate in Wantage
Candidate in Wantage
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Care and health services future is bleak unless the government moves from austerity to investment
THE OUTLOOK for care provision and health services in the UK is bleak with Government cuts eating into resources despite rising need for support. A recent report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) , found many councils across...
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Help Shape the future of Mental Health Services in Reading
HE COUNCIL and its local partners are inviting people to help shape the future of Mental Health Services in Reading. A consultation is launching this week which aims to help inform how
Reading’s Mental Health Day Services are delivered. The consultation i...
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Pictures from the #bigconversation event yesterday in Reading
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