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Lib Dems announce £4.5m of funding for mental health in Hounslow

By Bridget Osborne

Lib Dems announce £4.5m of funding for mental health in Hounslow 15 May 2017

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will add another £1 billion for mental ill health care through putting a penny on income tax. This could equate to approximately £4.5 m of the party’s additional health funding being spent in Hounslow tackling the “historic injustice” faced by people with mental ill health.

“Last weekend, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb unveiled a Five Point NHS and Care Recovery Plan to increase funding for health and social care services, including a penny on income tax to provide a £6 billion funding boost. “Today the Liberal Democrats announced that they will spend approximately £4.5 m of this extra money would be ring-fenced as dedicated funding for mental health services in Hounslow. “This would help to deliver on 12 key priorities, including improving waiting time standards for mental health care on the NHS and providing support for pregnant women and young people suffering from mental health problems.

“The Liberal Democrats will also set out to end the inappropriate use of force against people with mental ill health, end out of area placements for mental health patients and prioritise national action to reduce the number of suicides”.The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will add another £1 billion for mental ill health care through putting a penny on income tax. This could equate to approximately £4.5 m of the party’s additional health funding being spent in Hounslow tackling the “historic injustice” faced by people with mental ill health.

“Last weekend, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb unveiled a Five Point NHS and Care Recovery Plan to increase funding for health and social care services, including a penny on income tax to provide a £6 billion funding boost. “Today the Liberal Democrats announced that they will spend approximately £4.5 m of this extra money would be ring-fenced as dedicated funding for mental health services in Hounslow. “This would help to deliver on 12 key priorities, including improving waiting time standards for mental health care on the NHS and providing support for pregnant women and young people suffering from mental health problems.

“The Liberal Democrats will also set out to end the inappropriate use of force against people with mental ill health, end out of area placements for mental health patients and prioritise national action to reduce the number of suicides”.