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At last some sense from IDS – more compassion needed

by professorbillwinlow on 12 March, 2013

“The invidious “bedroom tax” is causing  a lot of financial problems locally for those who can least afford them The statement below goes a long way to helping those who are Foster carers or in the armed forces and that Discretionary Housing Payments remain for those whose homes have had significant adaptation for disability and/or medical conditions that make sharing a […]

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Norman Lamb wants tougher training for care home workers

by professorbillwinlow on 9 March, 2013

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Health Minister, has said that care home staff will be forced to undergo compulsory training for the first time under the Coalition’s plans to protect the elderly from abuse and neglect. Mr Lamb warned that the lack of basic requirements for training care workers was leaving frail pensioners in the […]

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Lib Dems win out over controversial NHS regulations

by professorbillwinlow on 7 March, 2013

Commenting on Liberal Democrat Health Minister, Norman Lamb’s statement on the regulations (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) under section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Health, Baroness (Judith) Jolly said: “Liberal Democrats ensured that Conservative plans for competition in the NHS were put back […]

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Adults fear care homes

by professorbillwinlow on 27 February, 2013

A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that 70% of adults fear ending up in a care home amid concerns about poor treatment and abuse. It found two thirds believe not enough is being done to tackle the problem, and half say their biggest concern if a close relative goes into care is the […]

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Ending unlimited care costs: an historic step

by professorbillwinlow on 12 February, 2013

By Norman Lamb MP | Mon 11th February 2013 – 5:53 pm  This Coalition is at its best when it is tackling the country’s long-term structural problems. That, after all, is why we came together with the Conservatives to form a Coalition Government and deal with the record deficit that we inherited from the last […]

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Liberal Democrats improve disability assessment measures

by professorbillwinlow on 7 February, 2013

Liberal Democrats have secured improvements to the way disabled people will be assessed for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) announced today by the Coalition Government. The move follows concerns that some people, who can only walk short distances, would have failed to qualify for the higher rate PIP which is due to be introduced […]

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Bill visits Local Government Association and DECC in London

by professorbillwinlow on 14 January, 2013

 I was in London on Wednesday and Thursday of last week for a meeting of Liberal Democrat Councillors at the Local Government Association.  I made the trip at my own expense.  During our meeting we had discussion with several government ministers including Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister as follows:     We were able to […]

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Bill Winlow visited Lady Elsie Finney House earlier this year

by professorbillwinlow on 20 October, 2009

Prof Bill Winlow visited the empty unit of Lady Elsie Finney House on February 20th 2009. “The facilities were exemplary” he said, but in October the unit was still empty and has been since the building was opened in November 2007. “The situation has been very badly handled by LCC under the previous Labour adminstration” […]

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