Mark Jewell

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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Free School Meals for Infant School Pupils

by markjewell on 28 December, 2013

Local Campaigner, Mark Jewell has welcomed plans for every child in infant school in England to receive a free school lunch. From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 including 40,200 children in Lancashire will benefit from a free and healthy hot meal at lunchtime. Commenting, Mark Jewell said; “This is […]

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Free School Meals for all Infants

by markjewell on 22 September, 2013

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed Nick Cleggs’ announcement that infants will be getting free school meals from next September. With thousands of parents across Lancashire feeling the pinch on their household finances this could save them over £400 a year per child at infants. Mark Jewell commented, “This will also benefit those infants who are in poverty, but do […]

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Make Dementia Awareness a Priority

by markjewell on 15 May, 2013

Writing to the Lancashire Evening Post Mark Jewell has called for all political parties to make Dementia a Priority. In an open letter he wrote:- Dementia Awareness needs to be a priority All the political parties at Lancashire County Council need to make raising awareness of Dementia a priority. With no party gaining overall control […]

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Have your say – Dementia Consultation

by markjewell on 8 January, 2013

A public consultation discussing dementia services in Lancashire is taking place to 25 February 2013. There are around 17,600 people aged 65 years and over in Lancashire with dementia and these numbers are expected to rise to more than 25,600 by 2025. This predicted increase is linked to the ageing population. Given these circumstances, dementia […]

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LibDems fight for changes to NHS Bill

by markjewell on 8 June, 2011

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 […]

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Mark Jewell calls for a fair deal on Care

by markjewell on 16 May, 2011

Liberal Democrats on Lancashire County Council have written to the Health Minister expressing their concerns at a BBC survey suggesting a North-South divide for Adult Social Care.   The survey was published on 12 May and looked at the planned expenditure of Councils in England. It suggests that Adult social care funding will fall by […]

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Addizone opened on Ashton Park

by markjewell on 2 October, 2010

The Addizone outside gym was launched on Ashton Park today. The area is sponsored by Addidas with the endorsement of the Olympic logo. Some of the money for the scheme came from a bid from students at Ashton Primary School. You can see CC Mark Jewell talking to the students here. County Councillor Mark Jewell later […]

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