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

Liberal Democrat five-step plan for the NHS and Social Care

It is not too late to change Britain's future. The Conservatives want absolute power, Labour are too weak to stand up to them, so we will. The Liberal Democrats will be the strong opposition Britain needs. The Liberal Democrats will rescue the NHS and social care. We are prepared to be honest with people and … Continue reading Liberal Democrat five-step plan for the NHS and Social Care

Liberal Democrats call for £4m extra for NHS and social care in Newbury & West Berkshire

  Ahead of this week's budget the Liberal Democrats called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services. That would have amounted to a cash injection of £4 million for local NHS services in the Newbury and District CCG and £5.9m for social care across West Berkshire. The Budget announced by the … Continue reading Liberal Democrats call for £4m extra for NHS and social care in Newbury & West Berkshire

Bunting welcomes funding changes for social care but slams local Tories for past funding decisions

  Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson Judith Bunting, today welcomed the government's upcoming changes to health and social care funding and their tightening of the rules as to how this funding must be used. Norman Lamb's changes mean people in Newbury and West Berkshire with ‘substantial’ social needs should now get a … Continue reading Bunting welcomes funding changes for social care but slams local Tories for past funding decisions