In 2010 Ros Kayes was successful in obtaining funding for a local action group, Dorset Chalk and Cheese, to teach green skills. The project was called Skills for Self Reliance. This unique public private partnership brought together a range of local training providers to teach skills in areas such as permaculture, wood fuel systems, solar energy, field to plate growing, eco-business support, coppicing, building compost toilets, running an organic allotment and barn building. It taught over 3,000 people in the three year period of the project, which provided certificated qualifications as well as training for interested members of the community.
Anthony Felstead who helped Ros write the bid speaks about it here.
There are now 9,500 more doctors and 7,500 more nurses than when Labour left power and the NHS budget has increased by £12.7bn under the Liberal Democrats in Government.
Every penny raised from cracking down on wealthy tax dodgers will fund tax cuts for middle and low earners under Liberal Democrat plans.
Lib Dems in government have said to fund increases to the Personal Allowance to £12,500 with money raised from evasion and avoidance after the job of deficit reduction is complete by 2017/18.
Liberal Democrats have unveiled plans to establish a £2.5bn "Care Closer to Home" fund to help people stay healthier for longer and avoid hospital admissions.
Under our manifesto plans, we would invest £500m a year to safeguard the NHS by providing care to people in their own homes, GP surgeries, care homes and community clinics.
"Ros champions people who are struggling to get a fair deal."
See how Ros has helped Rebecca here.