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Coronavirus update - Lockdown 3

NHS Covid19 (Medway.gov.uk)

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and has been extremely difficult for us all. Once again we are in lockdown and should adhere to the Government advice and guidlines. There are many local organisations gathering to offer help; if you are self-isolating, in need of help, or simply need to speak to a friendly voice you can always get in touch.

East Devon District Council offers lots of advice and is a good place to start. For more details, including Schools and Families, head to Devon County Council.

The latest Government advice and guidance can be found here. The latest NHS medical advice is here.

Elections on 6th May. A postal vote makes sense for everybody, especially in a pandemic. Don't let your voice be silenced.

Fill in the form libdems.org.uk/postal-vote print and send to your local Electoral Services.

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News

  • Electric car charging
    Article: Feb 18, 2021

    Teignbridge District Council secure funding from several schemes to encourage the move to electric vehicles.

    Although most people will charge electric vehicles from either home or work, Teignbridge Council recognise that they can encourage the transition by the provision of chargers in car parks.

    Rapid charge points have already been installed in Chudleigh and Buckfastleigh as part of a Highways England scheme.

  • Bees on flowers
    Article: Feb 18, 2021

    A proposal to allocate £0.5 million to a district-wide post Covid recovery programme, put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors, was approved by South Hams District Council at last week's meeting [11th Feb].

    The Liberal Democrats have been calling for £500,000 - currently sitting in reserves - to be used to help local businesses and the community recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, carers have stepped up in very difficult circumstances to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.

    Unpaid carers in particular are doing a remarkable and important job looking after our loved ones.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

    Just like with Black History Month (October) or Disability History Month (which runs from November into December), it's typically filled with events (check ours out here) and discussion. LGBT+ History Month reminds us of the progress we've made, but also warns us about the injustices that we have only recently escaped - and injustices that are still with us.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, millions of people have stepped up heroically to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Most carers are simply exhausted during coronavirus. Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic began.

    A recent survey by Carers UK found that 81% of carers are spending more time on their caring responsibilities during the pandemic, mainly because the needs of the person they are caring for have increased or because the local care services they rely on have been reduced or closed.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Chinese Liberal Democrats

    For all of us, 2020 was a difficult year; some of us touched by death and many by loss of income, wellbeing and self-worth. So much has changed, and yet not changed.

    Those of us with memories of SARS watched in concern at the British Government late and botched efforts to tackle COVID. We saw COVID-related hate crime spike as Chinese people were shunned, and verbally and physically assaulted. Internet memes depicting Chinese people as sources of COVID were widely shared.

  • Care workers at risk
    Article: Feb 14, 2021

    The release of the government's white paper setting out legislative proposals that will result in profound changes to the provision of health care is only a small step in the right direction since it has failed to lay out a substantial plan for social care, despite consistent calls for reform.

    Devon Liberal Democrats are calling for legislation on the funding of social care as a matter of urgency, as well as increasing the role of public health in preventing illness.

  • Alan Connett
    Article: Feb 13, 2021

    Councillor Alan Connett

    Teignbridge District Council Leader
    Lib Dem Group leader at Devon County Council

  • Article: Feb 12, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 8th February

    Monday 8th February

    Two Urgent Questions were accepted on Monday morning.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    Silencing the BBC shows that the Chinese government has no intention on stopping its human rights abuses.

    The Chinese government's BBC ban, in response to their reporting on the Uyghur genocide and other abuses, marks their latest move in an unacceptable crackdown on fundamental freedoms.

    We've already seen the consequences of this in Hong Kong.

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