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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (23 Nov 2018)

Terminal Illness (Provision of Palliative Care and Support for Carers) Bill - 2nd reading – Bambos Charalambous. Legislation

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Touhig: ...of the individual and not in the interests of providers or commissioners; secondly, that training is effective and ongoing and reinforces the rights of the individual; thirdly, that families and carers are involved and consulted as appropriate; and, fourthly, that advocacy is available to all who need it and is delivered effectively and impartially. Some very powerful arguments have been...

Committees: Paediatric Cancers of the Central Nervous System (22 Oct 2018)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...constituent. Having experienced having a seriously ill child, I know that one vital thing in such a situation is the care that hospitals provide not just for the child, but for the parents and the carers who spend a great deal of time there. Does he agree that there should also be a focus on that as we move forward on this crucial issue?

Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...adjustments that people with a learning disability may require. The flag will be available to all organisations that provide care. It will support improved communication between patients, their carers and clinicians and lead to more personalised, safer patient care and better outcomes. That capability is being developed for piloting in the NHS summary care records application this summer....

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2018)

Rachael Maskell: York has four remaining Normandy veterans who fought in the second world war. LIBOR funding will be needed to give them, and their carers, the opportunity to make one last visit to mark D-day on 6 June 2019. How will the Minister ensure that they are able to pay their respects next year and that they will be able to take their carers with them to attend fully?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport: Disability (22 Oct 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: ...have the same access to transport as everyone else, and that they are able to travel easily, confidently, and without extra cost. The Disabled Persons Railcard entitles disabled people and a carer to a third off their rail fares, and the Government provides around £1 billion of funding each year to enable local authorities in England to provide statutory and discretionary concessions...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (22 Oct 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...support and provide a national helpline; and a contract worth £3.8 million with Contact, in partnership with KIDS and the CDC, to promote and develop strategic participation by young people and parent carers. We have in place a new contract with the Whole School SEND Consortium to embed SEND within approaches to school improvement in order to equip the workforce to deliver high...

Breast Cancer — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (18 Oct 2018)

Huw Merriman: ...my own eyes, I thought, “Could I actually do this? Would I have the bravery and the strength to go through this myself?” It was the most extraordinary experience for me to see that. I pay tribute to all the carers and those who provide support. They feel helpless, at times, and they wish that they could go through the wretched experience instead. They would do anything to...

Employment and Support Allowance Underpayments (18 Oct 2018)

Bob Blackman: We are talking about some of the most vulnerable people in society, who will be assisted by either carers or charities. Can my hon. Friend update the House on what assistance is being given to charities and carers? Is there a helpline or somewhere that people who may not be contacted by the Department can seek help and assistance?

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...to the Green Paper. Most of all, however, and most importantly, I want to pay tribute to the amazing hard work and dedication of the people—both those in the social care workforce and informal carers—who play such a vital role. A number of Members, including the hon. Members for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) and for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), made points with which I agreed about...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: ...reside and was denied UC; she actually had a permanent residence certificate. Secondly, a mother with young children, fleeing domestic violence, was told she was ineligible for UC when she was in fact eligible. Thirdly, a carer of a daughter with serious mental illness has been denied UC under residence criteria. This constituent is reliant on the local food bank and other support from...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Visual Impairment (17 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: Under the Care Act 2014, where an adult or carer appears to have care and support needs, the local authority must carry out an assessment, and meet any eligible needs. This includes those arising from sight impairment or blindness. The Department maintains the Certificate of Vision Impairment form, which is used by consultant ophthalmologists to certify an individual as sight impaired or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Children and Young People (17 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...the travel burden for patients and their families. Currently the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme which is part of the NHS Low Income Scheme allows for patients (and in certain circumstances their carers) to receive reimbursement of travel if they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit or on a low income. The NHS Low Income Scheme has helped 337,000 applicants to receive financial help...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: Career Development (17 Oct 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of effect of caring responsibilities on carers (a) retaining, (b) entering and (c) progressing in work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: Unemployment (17 Oct 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) carers and (b) parents that have (a) not entered work (b) reduced their working hours and (c) left the workforce as a result of caring responsibilities.

Universal Credit (16 Oct 2018)

Alok Sharma: ...and to taxpayers, and being sustainable. The reason for that policy is that taxpayers face similar choices. It is important to say that we have exemptions in place, which will include kinship carers.

Eating Disorders — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (16 Oct 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: ...eating disorder in the UK, approximately 90% of whom are female. Every disorder is closely associated with poor quality of life and social isolation, and each one has a substantial impact on family members and carers. Eating disorders are long-lasting conditions if they are not treated. In The Guardian in October last year, Dave Chawner described his experiences as a boy with an eating...


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