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  • Article: Jun 16, 2021

    A group representing stroke and neurological patients and carers in South Cumbria has welcomed the news that a new provider has been found to take over Holehird care home in Windermere.

    Last week, St Gregory's Homecare, Leonard Cheshire, the Holehird Trust and Tim Farron MP issued a joint statement on the future of the care home, which said: "Since Leonard Cheshire took the decision that it could no longer provide care at Holehird, we've been working hard to try to find a new provider to take over the running of the home.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    On the floor of the House of Commons last night, local MP Tim Farron asked for an emergency meeting with Government ministers and Cumbria's hospitality leaders to address the staffing crisis in the sector.

    New Research from Cumbria Tourism revealed that in April, 34% of businesses were concerned about recruiting staff due to factors including staff moving on during the pandemic, post-Brexit immigration policy changes, current travel restrictions and many businesses hiring at the same time.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2021

    South Lakes MP has spearheaded a letter signed by over 60 MPs, heads of medical colleges and leading oncologists, calling on the Prime Minister to prevent tens of thousands of needless cancer deaths.

    It comes as the latest figures from NHS England reveal that in April just 52% of cancer patients in the Morecambe Bay CCG area started their treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral - the second lowest rate in the country.

  • Article: Jun 10, 2021

    In Parliament this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron encouraged ministers to allow local headteachers to decide how funds to help pupils to catch-up with their education should be spent.

    It comes after the education recovery commissioner for England, Sir Kevan Collins, resigned over the lack of "credible" Covid catch-up funding provided by the Government.

  • Article: Jun 9, 2021

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron made the case for outdoor education to be a key part of the Government's plans to help children catch up with their learning this summer.

    Tim encouraged ministers to look at a proposal drawn up by Cumbrian charity Brathay about bringing outdoor education professionals to come into schools to re-engage children with learning and support their mental health.