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To: Lincolnshire County Council

Support Lincolnshire Health Visitors

Support Lincolnshire Health Visitors

We are asking you to value the skills and specialised knowledge of Lincolnshire's health visitors by ending their pay freeze and scrapping plans to implement a two tier system of health visitors.

Why is this important?

Lincolnshire health visitors are specialist trained nurses responsible for children's health from 0-6 years with specialisms including dealing with complex safeguarding for families amongst many other facets to their role supporting communities.

The health visitors are currently taking strike action in a fight against a 2.5 year pay freeze that has been implemented on them by their employer Lincolnshire County Council.

The health visitors are fighting for their profession and to be paid for their skills used in serving the community which Lincolnshire County Council covers.

It is a well know fact that since councils have taken control over the health visiting community service that they have sought to cut costs and deskill health visitors. This is reflected by the 25% loss of health visitors from the service since 2015.

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Reasons for signing

  • The facts speak for themselves. I am well past the age of being able to have a Health Visitor (unfortunately) but my daughter is one and I know how incredibly hard she and her colleagues work to make a real difference to young families and go well beyond the call of duty and what is expected of them in the job description. It's a disgrace what is happening. Come on LCC do the right and moral thing by recognising the worth of your Health Visitors and treating them with the respect they deserve.
  • My health visitor has been an amazing support for me over the past year plus. She has been there when she didn’t have to be, squeezed 5 minutes between appointments to pop and see me when she didn’t have to, rang me when I was struggling and encouraged me to come to parents and baby groups and made me feel welcome when I was particularly anxious. My health visitor has gone above and beyond and gone out of her way for me when there was no need what so ever.
  • A essential support during the baby and toddlers development. How many children progress will be damaged without our health visitors.

Updates

2019-08-09 17:19:39 +0100

We have organised a public rally for the Lincolnshire health visitors on Saturday 17th August 2019 at 11 am at Exchequer Gate/Minster Yard in Lincoln. Please come and show your support.

Speakers will include Karen Lee MP and Paresh Patel - Regional Secretary Unite East Midlands. More speakers TBC.

Please join our Facebook event to be kept up to date with all details: https://www.facebook.com/events/333311580907953/

2019-08-03 19:58:39 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-08-02 11:33:34 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-08-01 07:12:58 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-31 23:20:39 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-31 23:00:12 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-31 22:43:07 +0100

10 signatures reached