Until schools re-open we won't fully understand how much extra support is required, and in any proposals it is vital that educational and emotional recovery go hand in hand.
Today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey welcomes the news that all people with learning disabilities will be invited for Covid vaccines. Ed asked the Prime Minister about the issue in the House of Commons on Monday, and has previously written to the Prime Minister urging him to prioritise people with learning … Continue reading Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines
Ed Davey: "As we begin to recover the Prime Minister must put people hit hardest by this pandemic first: the most vulnerable people in our communities, small businesses and the self-employed."
Responding to today's UCAS figures*, finding student application numbers rising, particularly in health courses, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Daisy Cooper MP, said: “Record numbers applying for health courses is a real sign of hope for Britain. Not only have younger people seen the extraordinary commitment of front-line workers during this pandemic, but they now … Continue reading UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health
The Liberal Democrats have called for the appointment of a Minister for Wellbeing and new wellbeing assessments to ensure laws "empower people to live healthier lives."The call comes in response to new statistics which reveal increasing anxiety and depression among young women aged 16 to 24 years while only half of young people said they … Continue reading New stats demand wellbeing be addressed at heart of Govt
At the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, the Party has passed a motion which, if taken up by the Government, would see the UK get a grip on the coronavirus crisis.In particular, the motion urges the Government to not only recognise 'Long Covid', but to commission research into the phenomenon and invest in rehabilitation services to … Continue reading Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’
In her first keynote address as Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson will condemn the health inequalities “exposed in technicolour” through the COVID-19 crisis, and call for a Minister for Wellbeing to ensure that Government decisions are “fundamentally in keeping with health and wellbeing.”
Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help
Mental health awareness week ended yesterday and this morning, Judith Bunting, was speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire about Mental health. BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach Show 15/05/2017 The interview starts from 25 minutes into the show, but is preceded by a relevant interview on funding cuts from Reading Your Way, a local mental health charity. If … Continue reading Judith Bunting on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about Mental Health Funding
While in government the Lib Dem team has put through some of the most common sense, socially democratic policies this country has seen for a generation. If I am elected to Westminster, whether we are in Coalition with Labour or Tories or no one, I will work with our team to do more of the same. … Continue reading Reasons to vote Liberal Democrat