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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging council tenants to apply for the tenancy insurance policy to protect their homes from threats such as flooding now the IT system is up and running.

In July, MP Rosie raised concerns with West Lancashire Borough Council after constituents complained the council were not accepting new applications for the insurance policy due to technical problems.

Now those IT issues have been resolved, MP Rosie wants council tenants to apply to ensure their homes are properly insured, especially with the cold and wet weather closing in.

MP Rosie said:
“As we have seen with the 2015 Boxing Day floods and in June this year, we don’t know when incidents will hit people’s homes causing serious damage.

“It is it important council tenants have adequate and appropriate insurance so they are properly protected. Now the IT issues have been fixed residents should contact the Borough Council and take out this insurance policy if they need it.”

Borough Council tenant insurance scheme available again!

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging council tenants to apply for the tenancy insurance policy to protect their homes from threats such as flooding now the IT system is...

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who exposed the far-reaching failures at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, is calling on the newly appointed provider, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to come clean over plans for a health and social care joint venture.

MP Rosie has received information that Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool GP Provider Organisation have plans to set-up a joint venture, pooling all budgets to provide all community health and social care from a single company.

MP Rosie, a member of the Commons Health Select Committee, has submitted a formal Freedom of Information request to each of the three organisations to establish the extent of any discussions.

She is also calling on the three organisations to issue an immediate confirmation or denial of these plans so patients and staff know where they stand.

Responding to this information, MP Rosie said:

“Deeply concerning to me are the rumours I’m hearing about the intention to set-up a new organisation. I understand it is the intention of Bridgewater Community Healthcare, the Liverpool GP Provider Organisation and Liverpool City Council to use Section 75 of the NHS Act 2006 to merge services into one organisation. This would bring together community health, social care and primary care.

“I would urge these three organisations to confirm or deny these plans immediately.

“If this is an option being discussed then Bridgewater Community Healthcare need to assure staff they will take on from Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust that they will retain their NHS terms and conditions indefinitely under any new organisation.

“The contract was let for approximately £5m less than it costs to run now. The interim administration has already cut the back office and managerial costs which means that future savings will come from staffing costs.

“These organisations also need to be clear that any future cost savings will not be done by cutting quality to patients or on the back of hard-working, committed and dedicated staff by cutting their pay and conditions.”

Rosie Cooper MP calls for new Liverpool community health provider to confirm or deny rumours of a health & social care joint venture company

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who exposed the far-reaching failures at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, is calling on the newly appointed provider, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to...

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the transfer of ownership of the former Glenburn Sports College site back to Lancashire County Council, which offers an opportunity to save the Glenburn sports pitches for future community use.

Following the closure of the former Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale in July 2016, ownership of the site was passed to the Department for Education. Subsequently concerns were raised by the local community over the future use of the state of the art 3G floodlit football pitch on the site.

Since then a number of interested parties have expressed an interest in taking over the ownership and running of the facilities. Having already lost the sports centre, it is imperative that local schools and the Skelmersdale community have access to these facilities.

MP Rosie tabled a series of written Parliamentary Questions with the Department for Education to call on them to ensure the sports pitches remained available to the local community.

She also raised the issue with Sport England. In their response they state they are keen to explore the potential to retain access to the Glenburn site now that ownership of the site has transferred to Lancashire County Council.

Speaking on the most recent development, MP Rosie Cooper said:

“It would be scandalous if these state of the art sports facilities in the heart of Skelmersdale were left to go to wrack and ruin.

“The town has already lost other sports facilities, it cannot afford to lose this one as well.

“Now the site ownership has transferred to Lancashire County Council we need to get on with securing the future of the sports pitches.

“I will continue to work with Lancashire County Council, Sport England and the various interested parties wanting to take on the sports pitches to make sure they are saved for the benefit of the local community.”

A new future for Glenburn sports pitches still possible, says Rosie Cooper MP

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the transfer of ownership of the former Glenburn Sports College site back to Lancashire County Council, which offers an opportunity to save the...

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