Policies: Health and Wellness
Central and Outer Leeds Green Party believes that all residents must have free access to essential healthcare services regardless of their postcode or income level. We see the NHS as a much-valued national resource that must be protected. At national level we want to see free eye tests, NHS dental care for all and the scrapping of prescription charges in England. We believe that social care is of vital importance and should be integrated with health care services.
Our priorities for health and social care in Leeds are:
- Campaigning in support of the ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ movement.
- Campaigning against any reductions in local service provision levels.
- Proactively involving local people in discussions about health services and feeding the results back to health care providers and government.
- Maintaining services and programmes aimed at tackling problems associated with drugs and alcohol abuse, whether through the council, voluntary sector or others.
- Promoting activities such as cycling as a means of benefiting individual health and our city’s environment (see our pages on transport and the environment).
- Protecting social care from dramatic funding cuts that threaten the provision of quality services.
- Restricting over-reliance on private companies to provide social care services.
- Recognising the immense contributions that carers make on a daily basis and put in place improved respite options.
- Working to increase the supply of supported housing for vulnerable groups.
We support community campaigns and groups across Leeds working towards these aims. If you are involved in a campaign and would like to discuss working together, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about national Green Party policies in these areas seehealth andsocial welfare. Our national policies were also set out in an NHS Bill put before parliament by Caroline Lucas, Green MP, in 2015.
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