Norfolk schools making progress

Twenty two thousand Norfolk children are now in good schools. Liberal Democrat councillors, working together with other parties, have made improvements to services for children a priority since the Conservatives lost power at County Hall two years ago.

Sheringham County Councillor Brian Hannah has welcomed the news that more than three quarters of Norfolk's school children are now being taught in good or outstanding schools. A new strategy to raise school standards in Norfolk was launched in 2013 after government inspectors criticised Children's Services in the County.

"This is good progress. Giving children the best possible experience in school is absolutely vital", says Councillor Hannah (pictured above with Norman Lamb.

The Conservatives ran the County Council until they lost elections in May 2013. Since then, the Lib Dems have worked with other parties to transform the way County Hall works.

Cap on care costs

Cap on care costs

As Care Minister I secured a commitment to deliver reform of our unfair care funding system. The reforms would have made sure people didn't have to sell their house in their lifetime to pay for care, and that far more people would get some financial help towards their care. The Tories have now said the reforms will not be introduced next year as planned. Will you sign my petition to demand they honour their commitment?