Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary Sajid Javid, urging him to fix the staffing crisis in social care after it was announced that Maudes Meadow care home in Kendal will be closed for the next six months.
Maudes Meadow, which is home to 11 residents, has been forced into closing until next March due to a severe shortage of staff.
The Cumbria Better Connected campaign group have written to the Roads Minister Baroness Vere, encouraging her to look at investing in new safety improvements on the A590 to save lives.
It comes after recent incidents on the road where a cyclist in his eighties tragically died after a collision with a van, and two air ambulances were called to a separate crash involving a car and an HGV.
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