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WSCC slammed for cancelling Health and Social Care Select Committee meeting

West Sussex County Council has been slammed by the Don’t Cut Us Out Campaign for cancelling the Health & Adult Social Care Select Committee meeting this week (May 24) for ‘lack of anything important to discuss.’ Barry Pickthall, spokesman for the Campaign, which speaks out for the Vulnerable across the County, who are facing £31 million in cuts to […]

Suggestions for West Sussex County Council Health scrutiny

Residents are being encouraged to send in their suggested topics for the West Sussex scrutiny work programme for the coming year. County Councillors are meeting towards the end of February to look at priority areas for the scrutiny 2012/13 programme. Christine Field, the current Chairman of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “We are […]

Extra £2m social care cash must mean better help at home for people in West Sussex – Bob Smytherman

An extra £2,032, 426 for social care in West Sussex will mean people can leave hospital earlier and receive better care at home. This comes from an extra £150m announced by the Coalition Government recently to be spent on shortening hospital stays across the country during the busy winter period. Thanks to the Liberal Democrats […]

New Year’s resolutions to Travelwise in 2012

RESIDENTS across West Sussex are being asked to change their travel habits in 2012 to cut congestion and improve their health. West Sussex County Council’s Travelwise team is encouraging people to make New Year resolutions which help the environment, shed Christmas pounds, or save money whenever they travel. The team has suggested a number of […]

Are you eligible for the Warm Home discount?

Support is available from major energy suppliers to help the vulnerable and those in hardship to pay for their energy this winter. The Warm Home Discount is a new annual rebate payment of £120 that will be paid to low income and vulnerable households. It replaces social tariffs and voluntary agreements previously offered by the […]


All Eleven Liberal Democrat Worthing Borough Councillors have today signed up with the national older people’s charity Age UK as Pride of Place advocates. Between them, Councillors Bob Smytherman, David Chapman, Christine Brown, Michael Donin, Alan Rice, Victoria Taylor, Diane Jones, Norah Fisher, Hazel Thorpe, David Potter and Trevor England represent thousands of older people […]

Be safe this winter and get the flu jab

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West Sussex County Council is encouraging vulnerable people to be safe and get the flu jab this winter. Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services Peter Catchpole said: “Flu can be life-threatening and prove fatal. I would encourage all residents who are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine to contact their local GP surgery and take […]

Age with Confidence this Older People’s Day

Older People’s Day

A new initiative called ‘Age With Confidence’ is being launched by West Sussex County Council to coincide with Older People’s Day this Saturday October 1. Council Leader Louise Goldsmith is behind the initiative, which aims to help people prepare for old age and to know where to go for information and advice. She said: “We […]

West Sussex Lib Dems confident of changes to NHS Bill

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Liberal Democrats are confident that significant changes will be made to the Government’s Health Bill to address concerns raised by the public, medical professionals and the party. Liberal Democrats led the calls for changes after raising serious concerns at the party’s Spring Conference in March. The Government has completed a listening exercise during a break […]