“Give carers a break”, Lib Dems say

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey will today launch the party’s campaign to “give carers a break”, calling on the Government to give Councils immediate emergency funding, so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break. In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed … Continue reading “Give carers a break”, Lib Dems say

5p a day increase is an insult to carers

  Today (Wednesday 3rd February 2021) Carers UK delivers a letter signed by near 5,000 people to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, calling on him to address the financial hardship carers are facing and increase the financial support for people entitled to Carer’s Allowance. The Government has announced that on 12th April 2021 the … Continue reading 5p a day increase is an insult to carers

Lib Dems vote against Coronavirus Act due to “watered down” care provision

The Liberal Democrats voted against the Coronavirus Act yesterday, because of the Prime Minister's failure to reverse the reductions in rights to care for vulnerable people, particularly the disabled. To save lives through this pandemic, the Liberal Democrats have supported and continue to support all necessary measures to keep people safe – including the lockdowns … Continue reading Lib Dems vote against Coronavirus Act due to “watered down” care provision

Davey set to make first Party Conference speech as Lib Dem Leader

Coverage of Ed Davey's speech will be live on BBC2, Monday 28th, 2.30pm-3.30pm. This link should take you to BBC 2 Live: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo. Today (28/09/2020) Ed Davey will make his first speech at the Party's Autumn Conference as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.Ed is expected to pledge to become the voice of Britain's nine million carers. He … Continue reading Davey set to make first Party Conference speech as Lib Dem Leader