A campaign has been launched in Stockport to find more foster carers. Pure spoke to Ron a foster carer in the borough about his experiences. A You Can Foster open evening is being held at Stockport Town Hall Oct 4th from 6pm.
Stockport council are looking at developing a new company with the purpose of building much needed new homes.
Sheila Bailey, the Executive Member for Communities and Housing speaks to Pure’s Paul Holloway about heading up the housing committee and delving deeper into the initiative. She has assured Pure that the start up concept has cross party support.
Stockport residents face a 3.75% increase to their council tax this year — we hear from Leader of the Council Cllr Sue Derbyshire and Conservative group leader Cllr Syd Lloyd. Plus hero teenager Charlie Ainsworth from Romiley talks about saving his elderly neighbour — and his cat — from a house fire. And is it ever acceptable to ask someone to leave a shop because their child’s throwing a tantrum?
Last year in Stockport there were 21 new diagnoses of HIV, and almost 450 in Greater Manchester as a whole.
There’s currently a medical trail of a drug which may help reduce the number of new infections. The study is looking for gay and bisexual men who are currently putting themselves as risk through unprotected sex.
Professor Sheena McCormack of the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trials Unit has been speaking to Under the Rainbow.
Your programme for everything Stockport, with Simon Kelsey. This week, Stockport’s new Mayor talks to Pure, Alzheimers sufferer Chris Armitage from Marple talks about living positively with the disease, 100 years of cricket in Bredbury and can you guess The Scratch?