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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Councillor in triathlon to raise money for hospital

by Group Office on 16 July, 2018

Councillor Chris Jones has entered Redcar Sprint Triathlon to raise funds for Ward 14 at James Cook University Hospital. Chris Jones, 44, works as a Service Team Leader for local social housing landlord Coast & Country Housing. Chris is also a Liberal Democrat councillor serving the West Dyke ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council. Chris […]

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Redcar Lib Dems backing the NHS at 70

by Group Office on 5 July, 2018

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council today backed a motion praising the NHS on its 70 years of providing healthcare. The motion also called for an independent commission to look at future funding plans for the health service. Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr Mary Ovens said: “The seeds of the NHS were sown […]

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Have your say on the NHS

by Group Office on 6 October, 2016

What does your local NHS do well? What could it do better? These are the questions that the NHS has been discussing with the public as part of the NHS Better Health Programme. The programme is about improving patient services including emergency care, maternity, and care outside hospital. In October the NHS is running a […]

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Carers urged to claim allowance – Carers’ Rights Day

by Group Office on 26 November, 2013

In the run-up to Carers’ Rights Day (29 November) Liberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland are urging carers to claim what they are entitled to. The main carers’ benefit, Carer’s Allowance of £59.75 a week, is available to many people who provide full-time care, often to friends or relatives. However, research by the charity Carers […]

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Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are pushing for more and better cycle paths in the borough. Councillor Eric Howden, who represents Dormanstown, is leading the campaign. A keen cyclist, Eric cycled 350km across Jordan in 2007 to raise over £5000 for children’s charities. This week the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow approved a […]

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Lib Dems celebrate 65 years of the NHS

by Group Office on 5 July, 2013

Liberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland are celebrating the 65th birthday of the National Health Service today. Redcar Cllr Mary Ovens, local Health Spokesperson, said: “We are delighted to see that the NHS is 65 today, and certainly not ready for retirement! “After 65 years it is in pretty good health, with more funding than […]

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Lib Dems Demand More Democracy On Health

by Group Office on 21 February, 2013

Liberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland are urging the Labour Council to make an influential new committee more democratic. The Labour Cabinet is proposing to give only three places out of 17 on the new Health & Wellbeing Board to elected members. All of these will be Labour Cabinet Members. The rest would go to […]

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Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats show that local taxpayers will face a bill of £78,000 for the Labour Council’s failed attempt to reduce residential care fees in Redcar & Cleveland. The Council tried to demand that residential care providers reduce their fees. However, last month the providers took the issue to the High Court […]

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Lib Dems Call For More Breastfeeding Provision

by admin on 11 September, 2012

On Thursday a Liberal Democrat Councillor will ask the Labour-run Redcar & Cleveland Council to do more to promote breastfeeding in the area. New Marske Councillor Victoria Reyer, who recently gave birth to baby Oliver, will question the Cabinet Member for Health & Social Wellbeing at the meeting of the Council. The Council’s “Our Plan” […]

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The Liberal Democrat Group on Redcar and Cleveland Council has called on the ruling Labour Group to review cuts to services for elderly and vulnerable people. The withdrawal of the ‘Homecall’ contract, currently worth £680,000 to social housing provider Coast and Country, will see thousands of residents charged for the crucial pull-cord lifeline which allows […]

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