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  So writes Tim Farron,  For the Huffington Post Today “Heartbreakingly, week after week, we’ve seen the Tories roll back the tides on a whole raft of policies that we blocked in government. Protection of housing benefit for those under 21 – gone; Protection of child tax credits for larger families – gone; Protection for the […]

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Liberal Democrat MPs vote against the Welfare Bill

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2015

Yesterday in the Commons, Tim Farron gave his first speech as party leader, against the Welfare Bill, highlighting the effects of the ESA changes on people with mental health conditions, the effects on young people, and on the working age poor. He criticised Labour’s confusion over the bill in deciding to abstain, although 48 Labour […]

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Liberal Democrat reactions to the Tory Budget

by derekdeedman on 10 July, 2015

The press office in Liberal Democrat HQ has provided the following briefing on this week’s Tory budget: Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says – you’re on your own. When today’s […]

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The card will provide exclusive offers and money off deals for families and will help them find local activities which are disability-friendly. The scheme will enable the County Council to compile a disability register, which will provide a comprehensive picture of the needs and disabilities of children and young people within the county and will […]

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The Board has pleasure in opening the learning disability and autism small grants programme for 2015. An Application Form and Appendix 1 (Guidance and Criteria) is available with all the information needed to consider and complete an application.  Please read that carefully before applying for a grant. Please email: Mike S Smith <Mike.Smith2@westsussex.gov.uk> for a copy […]

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Good things Nick Clegg has done

by derekdeedman on 8 January, 2015

By Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th January 2015 – 7:48 am It was Nick Clegg’s 48th birthday yesterday and we at Liberal Democrat Voice obviously wish him a happy day and successful year ahead. I thought it might be a good idea (with a little help from LDV colleagues) to take a look at some […]

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Find out more about your Local Offer West Sussex County Council has launched the Local Offer as part of reforms introduced by the then Lib Dem Minister for Children, Sarah Teather, as part of the  Children and Families Act, which came into force on 1 September 2014. So it is now even easier for families […]

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County Council meeting this Friday 14 December

by derekdeedman on 12 December, 2012

The County Council meeting starts at 10.30am and will be on the webcam as usual. Access via the County Council website. There will be an address by the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources on the budget process for 2013/14. A written copy the position statement has already been issued. The Lib Dem Group is currently […]

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Do you have a job for someone with learning disabilities?

by derekdeedman on 29 October, 2012

I attended an excellent film show at a special Learning Difficulties Partnership Board presentation recently on how easy it is to make employment opportunities available to people with learning disabilities. The film, made by West Sussex County Council & Workaid (The Aldingbourne Trust) lasts just 15 minutes, but clearly convinced the representatives of many employers […]

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West Sussex Lib Dems slam Tory Censorship as Callous

by derekdeedman on 16 October, 2012

Dr James Walsh, Deputy Group Leader and Health/Social Care spokesman, commenting on the Tory decision to ban a 5 minute video presentation by a severely disabled resident to the County Council on Friday said; “This is a callous attempt to muzzle a local resident who cannot speak for more than a few seconds without using […]

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