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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 […]

The Laurels opens its doors in Rustington

West Sussex County Council’s The Laurels specialist day service is set to open its doors this month to people in Rustington. Carers and people from the Littlehampton area will be able to look around the centre on May 16 from between 10am to 6pm to see what is on offer. It offers a range of […]

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 […]

Chance to apply for funding to set up prevention and wellbeing activities across West Sussex

Charities and individuals can apply for a share of a West Sussex County Council-grants programme that funds community-based activities for adults and older people. The application process for this year’s Prevention and Wellbeing Grants Programme for has opened. Voluntary and community organisations and individuals can apply for up to £5,000 out of a total pot […]

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 […]

Age With Confidence and tackle dementia in West Sussex

Countywide services are helping tackle the growing problem of dementia. A recent survey by the Department of Health found that six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed – meaning almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer. West Sussex County Council […]


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 […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 9th to 15th October 2011

Articles for the past week: Leader:  Tackling child poverty      News this past week:   1. Waves Ahead Celebrates Success  2. Tackling Child Poverty in West Sussex Report Released   3. Liberal Democrats Announce Extra Money For West Sussex Schools – Dr Colin Wilsdon 4. West Sussex Tories Ignore Tourism In Their Own Motion To Support the Local Economy        […]