An interactive map created by Citizens Advice that reveals the issues people are facing in East Ham has been presented to Stephen.
Stephen was taken on a ward-by-ward virtual tour of his constituency and shown the problems people living in the area are getting help for at Citizens Advice. The maps - called Constituency Dashboards - also revealed to Stephen the spread of issues facing different types of people in East Ham, such as disabled people, younger constituents and minorities.
The dashboards were presented to MPs at an event hosted by Citizens Advice in the House of Commons on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
According to evidence from the charity, Citizens Advice helps to solve two in three people’s problems, reducing the number of people who turn to public services for support on welfare, health and housing issues.
Speaking at the event, Stephen said: “Citizens Advice works on the frontline to help people with a huge variety of important issues, which means they are well-placed to identify the problems residents are facing.
“I’m always keen to find new and inventive ways of staying informed about the concerns of my constituents. These dashboards are illuminating and the data they contain provide strong evidence on which to act.
“Citizens Advice - with its army of volunteers - is tremendous at providing support for people living in East London. I will continue to to work closely with them for the benefit of residents.”