MP for Windsor
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Windsor MP welcomes funding increase for local authorities

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, welcomes extra funding being made available for local authorities. In the Windsor constituency all local authorities affected will receive a bigger increase than the one expected in the draft statement in December:

  • The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will receive a £800,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.
  • Slough Borough Council will receive a £2.6m increase on last year, £400,000 more than expected.
  • Bracknell Forest Council will receive a £400,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.

New Mental Health Course in Bracknell

When I was first elected to Parliament 11 years ago, mental health remained largely a taboo subject. One of my first acts was to contribute to a book called ‘The Forgotten’, a collection of policy ideas by Conservative MPs first elected in 2005. I chose to write about mental health, specifically the need to tear down the stigma around depression what deters so many sufferers from seeking treatment.

One of the most heartening trends of the last decade has been a greater awareness of the need to put mental health on parity with physical health alongside greater efforts to break down the stigma that still exists.