Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Tag Archives: Health Bill

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 […]

Euro MP backs ‘Don’t Cut Us Out’ campaign in West Sussex

Sharon Bowles MEP, who represents South East England in the European Parliament, is supporting Don’t Cut Us Out, a campaign in West Sussex fighting to protect vulnerable adults from council cuts. The campaign was started after Conservative-led West Sussex County Council decided to cut its adult services budget, leaving many elderly people and those with […]

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 […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 22nd to 28th January 2012

Articles for the past week: Leader:  Happy to assist         News this past week: 1. Smoking Ban In Outdoor Play Areas Gets Support 2. 20’s Plenty Consultation Gets Go Ahead 3. Study To Reduce Worthing Rail Crossings’ Delays 4. West Sussex £300,000 Allocation To Worthing Not Enough 5. Local Causes Receive £13,000 Worthing Community Initiative Funding WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 22ND TO 28TH […]

Adur, Arun and Worthing Councils says more can be done for homeless people

A report examining the health inequalities faced by homeless people and the access to services has been published by a working group of the three Councils. Homeless people very often have difficulty in accessing services and are more at risk of certain health conditions – Death rates amongst the homeless are high – The average […]

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 […]

Health Committee welcomes improvement to vital hospital services

Improvements to key hospital services have been welcomed by the West Sussex Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC), including a proposal to make the Royal Sussex County Hospital a specialist vascular centre for the whole of Sussex. Vascular services treat conditions where there is not enough blood reaching an organ or parts of the body […]

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

Worthing and Adur EXACT (WAE),

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 […]