Tracey has embarked on a campaign to get defibrillators into the local community. Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens to people of all ages and survival rates across the UK vary from 2-12%. A Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim’s chance of survival increases significantly from around 5% to 75% if they receive good CPR combined with therapy delivered by a Heart Defibrillator within the first 3 minutes after a Cardiac Arrest.
Pensioners Information and Advice Fairs
Tracey hosts regular Pensioners Advice and Information Fairs across the constituency. Tracey invites all pensioners, their families, friends and carers in the local areas of Medway and Tonbridge & Malling to attend these free events which shared information and advice about the local services, support and activities available locally.
Tracey was contacted by Ditton resident Ron about the high cost he was incurring each month on his phone bill. Ron was a full time carer for his late wife and like many other elderly or vulnerable people made numerous phone calls to his GP surgery every month. After checking where the high call costs were coming from he realised it was his GP surgery was using an 0844 number.
Mental health conditions can still carry a lot of stigma and Tracey is keen to improve support for those suffering from all types of mental health issues. Tracey campaigns for improved collaboration of health and social care sectors, tackling stigma, improved signposting for services, improved access to services, early intervention, suicide prevention measures, improved prisoner mental health and support, criminal justice transition support and more joint up working.
Tracey recognises the devastating impact that high cost credit can have on families who are struggling financially. She has spoken out in Parliament and the media to highlight the concerns over access to high cost credit and some practices in the industry. Tracey actively campaigns for access to low cost alternatives to payday lending such as credit unions.