At a County Council budgetary meeting, the Conservatives refused to back calls for all young carers in Gloucestershire to receive free travel passes to allow them to use the county’s busses for free.
Guy Fancourt, Lib Dem candidate for Tewkesbury, said “Young carers who are often under huge pressure and due to Covid they need help more than ever. I’m proud that the Liberal Democrats are putting vulnerable children first and helping them cope with the pressures they face.”
Giving young carers the chance to travel on busses for free would be a lifeline for young carers and their families. The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for more support for young people and for our young carers, who need our support more than ever.
The Conservatives also refused to invest £1 million of desperately needed funding in our county’s busses in order to make bus networks fit for purpose. It’s time we had a County Council who will put residents first.