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Liz has responded to a report by the Public Accounts Committee regarding coronavirus and care homes.

Read more on the BBC website.

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Liz has welcomed the move by the government to re-open care homes to visitors.

Read more on PoliticsHome.

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In my Leicester Mercury column this month, I talk about the unfolding tragedy in social care. The Office for National Statistics says that 5,890 people have so far died from Covid-19 in care homes, up until the week ending 24 April. That’s more than a third of all deaths from the virus in that period.

Each one of these deaths leaves a grieving family and friends. My heart goes out to those who’ve lost loved ones, and in my new role as Shadow Social Care Minister, I’m determined to do all I can to help bring these terrible death rates down.

That’s why I’ve made a number of practical proposals to the Government, to help protect care users and staff. These are in more detail in my column that you can read above.

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I was really glad to help out doing food deliveries with E2 recently. 
 
E2 is a charity operating in Abbey and Beuamont Leys wards. They have already received over 800 support requests, delivered around 600 emergency food parcels and made around 600 support calls to vulnerable isolated people during this crisis. 
 
They are an amazing group of staff and volunteers, working so hard to help those who need it most. It was great to be able to see them in action and lend a hand. 
 
You can find out more about E2, including how you can get involved, here.

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