Lib Dem launch plans to enhance the NHS mental health support provision

Equal care for mental health

One in four people experiences a mental health problem in any given year. For too long, mental health has been stigmatised and ignored. We strongly believe mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health and are determined to give it the equal attention it deserves. We know that not enough resources reach front line services and that in the fight for parity of esteem, there is still a very long way to go. 

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Farming reforms that benefit the sector and the environment

Farming, food, and agriculture

Leaving the EU puts farming and agricultural businesses in huge danger. It threatens cuts to the financial support, which underpins farmers’ livelihoods and their ability to manage the countryside, and tariffs on exports. For agricultural products, EU tariffs average 22.3% – putting Britain’s £18 billion of food exports in danger. Our system must support farmers, ensure food production, and protect the environment. 

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Lib Dems pledge £1Bn per year to tackle the climate emergency

 

A year ago, it seemed that the world had come to a consensus on the need to take the perils of climate change seriously. Countries across the globe had recognised that rising temperatures and pollution were not just an environmental issue, but an economic and security issue. But with the election of Donald Trump in the US and Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the tides of isolationism and populism could halt or even reverse the progress that has been made.


The Conservatives seem determined to take Britain back to the 1980s, when the UK was the ‘dirty man of Europe’. They have cut support for renewable energy and home insulation, sold off the Green Investment Bank and failed to control air pollution.


Liberal Democrats are determined that we live up to our environmental obligations.

That’s why we will pass five green laws:

a Green Transport Act,

a Zero-Carbon  Britain Act,

a Nature Act,

a Green Buildings Act, and

a Zero Waste Act to incorporate existing EU environmental protections, maintain product standards such as for energy efficiency, and establish a framework for continual improvement.

 

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Welsh Lib Dems to extend free Child Care offer

Quality really counts in early-years


Investing in high-quality early years education has a huge impact on children’s attainment as they enter school. Our most vulnerable children have the most to gain from excellent early years setting, with partnership with parents a key component. 


We will:
• Increase our Early Years Pupil Premium funding

• Support a national project to help boost the computing skills of primary school children 

• Promote the use of community buildings, leisure centres and school premises to increase level of childcare provision

 

 

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WELSH LIB DEM MANIFESTO PUTS RECOVERY FIRST

The publication of ‘Put Recovery First’: The Welsh Liberal Democrat Manifesto for the 2021 Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament Elections has been welcomed by the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidates contesting Powys’s two constituencies.

 The innovative and ambitious programme of government sets out the policy priorities of the Welsh Liberal Democrats for the next five-year Senedd term with a focus on building a sustainable and fair economic and social recovery after the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Our Six Point Plan for Nature




Our six-point plan for Nature and Biodiversity
In the last year, we have all come to appreciate the spaces and places around us, and many of us have found the natural environment around us wanting. We believe that access to nature is more than just about the critical task of protecting our planet and our wildlife, and cleaning up the air we breathe, but it’s good for our health and wellbeing too.
 
Biodiversity loss in Wales has been dramatic with most mammals, farmland birds, invertebrates, and flower-rich unimproved grasslands having suffered drastic declines.
 
We need our land and our water to recover, supported by initiatives across government. There are no second chances. We must ensure that where targets are set, they are met.
 
Moving financial support to a 'public money for public good' basis, with payments for gains in biodiversity and other ecosystem services such as flood prevention and carbon retention, is essential.
 
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