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  • NHS Heroes
    Article: May 4, 2020

    A new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found more than 76% of Health and Social Care workers have not been offered a test for Covid-19.

    In response to these findings, our Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

    "It is good news the Government has managed to significantly expand testing, but these reports are deeply concerning.

    "Health and Social Care workers on the frontline of the fight against the Coronavirus have put their lives on the line to protect their communities. It is outrageous they have not received the PPE and testing they need.

  • NHS Heroes
    Article: Apr 28, 2020

    Responding to the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health that bereaved families of NHS staff will receive compensation, Layla Moran MP, who first called for the measure last month, said:

    "This is a win for my cross-party campaign to introduce a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme, backed by The Express and The Times newspapers.

  • Lib Dem Frontline Support Package
    Article: Apr 19, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Lib Dems have launched a plan for a comprehensive package of support for the 2.2 million NHS and social care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis

    The package includes: ensuring workers have the personal protective equipment they need, now; practical help to make day-to-day life a little easier; extra pay to reflect the extra dangers they face; additional support for those who die in service; and a new medal to recognise their service during this perilous time.

  • Delay Brexit to focus on fighting coronavirus
    Article: Apr 16, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Government still failing to provide essential protection for carers

    Responding to Health Secretary's press conference, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "Promoting the use of the Care Badge, initially announced in March 2019, is welcome. Carers throughout the country are making enormous sacrifices to care for people during the Coronavirus crisis and must be recognised alongside NHS workers.

    Yet however welcome the badge, Ministers have still not managed to provide all carers with the protection they desperately need.

    It is regrettably becoming clear that the Government is failing to deliver on key promises to care workers, especially over supplies of protective equipment."

  • Covid-19 One Slough Community Response
    Article: Apr 3, 2020

    This sheet gives contact details for:

    1. Those who need help.

    2. Those who want to volunteer.

    3. Businesses who want to help and organisations with volunteers.

    4. Those organisations who are collecting food.

    5. Pharmacies that need support distributing medicines.

  • Delay Brexit to focus on fighting coronavirus
    Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Lib Dems repeat our call to extend the transition period and delay Brexit. The Government should be focusing all its efforts on tackling the coronavirus crisis and addressing issues such as those set out below, including:

    1. more investment in COVID-19 testing and PPE for NHS and social care staff

    2. improving schemes to help businesses through the crisis

  • Article: Mar 31, 2020

    Our health and social care workers are going above and beyond during this crisis - we want to say thank you.

    To everyone working in the NHS and in our social care system: every doctor, nurse, carer, paramedic, health care assistant, manager, cleaner, administrator, pharmacist, those on the front-line and those keeping the NHS working behind the scene - thank you.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2020

    Report on yesterday's updates: Today Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, challenged the Chancellor to "move as fast as possible" to roll out a financial support package for the five million self-employed people in the UK.

    In an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, Ed Davey highlighted that the self-employed, who are excluded from current financial support for businesses and employees, are under "real stress" and are "literally running out of money" as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2020

    MPs debated the Government's emergency Coronavirus Bill. This was the constructive approach set out by the Lib Dems before the debate.

    The Coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented threat, leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk. People across the country are rightly worried about their loved ones. This is a national emergency and emergency powers are clearly necessary to keep individuals and communities safe from the virus.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2020

    Lib Dems set up Coronavirus Community Taskforce

    Yesterday Acting Leader Ed Davey set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors' members, activists and supporters in their response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities.

    The Coronavirus crisis is leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk. People across the country are rightly worried about their loved ones, with many more keen to do something to help.