National School Meals Week

by aldc on 17 October, 2018

Between the 12-16 of November hundreds of schools across England will be taking part in National School Meals Week – the biggest healthy eating awareness week for children. The free school meals programme was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government. With £1.2billion given each year and £150million for kitchen upgrades for schools across England. […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

by aldc on 3 October, 2018

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause […]

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World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2018

by aldc on 3 October, 2018

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause […]

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Celebrate Libraries Week 8-13 October

by aldc on 25 September, 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate our country’s libraries. Libraries play are very important to our area, helping to bring our community together. That’s why Libraries Week is focusing on how our libraries help with personal well-being. Libraries don’t just give us free access to our favourite author’s and magazine subscriptions […]

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Organ Donation Week – Words Save Lives

by aldc on 21 August, 2018

Words Save Lives This Organ Donation Week runs between September 3rd and 9th and asks one simple thing of us – to talk to our families about organ donation, today. Many people have never talked about organ donation with their families. That means lost opportunities for donations because families don’t know whether a loved one wants to […]

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Celebrating Carers Week (11-17 June)

by aldc on 6 June, 2018

Carers Week (11-17 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK. This Carers Week we want to draw attention to the brilliant local carers in our area who work tirelessley, often without recognition or […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

by aldc on 9 May, 2018

Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with stress so that it never […]

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MS Awareness Week 23-29 April

by aldc on 12 April, 2018

23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone. MS is a neurological life long condition which affects your brain, spinal chord and central nervous system. As a result MS can create […]

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World Health Day: Celebrating the NHS

by aldc on 3 April, 2018

2018 World Health Day (7th April) is all about Universal Health Coverage. Half of the world’s people still struggle to get basic medical help, choosing between, food, shelter and life saving drugs. But in the UK we are incredibly lucky to have our NHS. That’s why the Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 […]

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School meals in line for Conservative cuts

by aldc on 20 March, 2018

Changes to Universal Credit mean nearly 1million poorer children will lose out on a free nutritious meal at lunch – costing parents £400 a year. Free school meals were brought in as one of a series of new investments in our schools by the Liberal Democrats in coalition. Now they are being cut by the Conservatives. […]

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