Sharon Ball

Liberal Democrat Councilor of Westmoreland Ward including East Twerton & Lwr Oldfield Park Learn more

Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

MP for Bath’s final plea to raise £6 million

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

A campaign has been raging to raise £6 million by the end of October to fund an innovative gene therapy trial. The campaign, led by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust began in earnest in September 2011.  Thousands of people living with the genetic condition, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), may be given the opportunity to enjoy a better […]

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Urgent need for lodging support for young people

by Sharon Ball on 22 September, 2011

A service to help vulnerable young people take their first steps towards living independently urgently needs more households taking part for Bath & North East Somerset Council to help cut the waiting list for spaces.   The Council’s Supported Lodgings Scheme provides a home for young people between 16-18 years old who might be leaving […]

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  Don Foster, MP for Bath has called on the Government to make much needed improvements in the way medical assessments for disability benefits are conducted.   In a letter to Chris Grayling MP, the Minister for Employment, Mr Foster outlines his concern at the number of Work Capability Assessment decisions that are overturned in […]

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Bike ability now free in B&NES

by Sharon Ball on 13 August, 2011

High quality Bikeability cycle training is being made available to local school children for free by Bath & North East Somerset Council from September 2011.  The Council has joined forces with experienced cycle training provider’s Cycling Instructor Ltd and the price for Bikeability training has been cut from £20 per young person to £0. They […]

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Mentoring plus in Bath

by Sharon Ball on 14 May, 2011

I am putting in a pug for mentoring plus that carries out some fantastic work with young people in the Bath area. Mentoring Plus provides a mentoring and educational support programme helping vulnerable young people to learn new skills, raise their self-esteem and develop their potential. The project is core funded by Bath & North […]

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No Health without Mental Health

by Sharon Ball on 7 February, 2011

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, together with Care Services Minister Paul Burstow, today announced new plans to transform the mental health and well-being of the nation and ensure – for the first time – that mental health is given the same importance as the nation’s physical health. The No health without […]

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Don Questions PM on Disability issues

by Sharon Ball on 27 January, 2011

Don Foster, MP for Bath has raised the issue of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance for people in care homes at today’s Prime Ministers Questions. A review on how mobility support will be provided for disabled people in Care Homes is currently under way. Many people are worried this could lead to […]

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Healthcare at its best is personal and local

by Sharon Ball on 16 December, 2010

  “Healthcare at its best is personal and local. Our reforms will put patients and communities in control of their NHS and their health.” Commenting on the Government’s announcement today that local authorities will be fulfilling a crucial role in the oversight of the provision of NHS services, Liberal Democrat Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow […]

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Help Some one this Winter help Genesis

by Sharon Ball on 15 December, 2010

Can you help the Genesis trust this winter please see below the latest newsletter from them and if you can help in any way then please contact them. Supporters Bulletin – December 2010 Lifeline update and winter appeal The freezing temperatures make us think even more about those who are homeless and vulnerable. Gloria Ware, […]

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Urban Gulls

by Sharon Ball on 29 November, 2010

Bath MP Don Foster has tabled an early Day motion looking into the effects of Urban Gulls in the community. Everyone in the East Twerton area knows the effects that Gulls have on every day life and the misery that these Urban gull cause. I very much hope that Dons motion is successful and we […]

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