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Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Finance (21 Apr 2017)

Edward Timpson: The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a new duty on local authorities to support young people to continue to live with their former foster carers once they turn 18 (the ‘Staying Put’ duty). The duty came into force in May 2014. The funding amounts allocated to local authorities since the introduction of the duty are listed below: Financial year Staying Put Grant,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Care Homes (21 Apr 2017)

Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many approved foster carers there were in England in April of each year since 2010 to date.

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

Valerie Vaz: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the business for the very last week of this short and eventful Parliament; I will save my further thanks for the end of my response. This was an eventful Parliament, not least because of the death of PC Keith Palmer, Leslie Rhodes, Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran and now Andreea Cristea, as well as the injury of many others. As the dean of Southwark...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (20 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of paying carer's allowance to all those eligible for that benefit, including those with an underlying entitlement.

Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships (19 Apr 2017)

Gordon Marsden: a higher wage in the second year. Evidence from their services and research has revealed how challenging care leavers may find it to manage that budget, because of a lack of financial support and education. As a result, young carers frequently fall into debt and financial difficulty. The Minister really needs to put himself in their shoes. The Minister for Vulnerable Children and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Apr 2017)

Michelle Donelan: ...funding in Wiltshire schools. Will the Prime Minister please reaffirm her commitment to this and to a review of the pupil premium to encompass other forms of key disadvantage, such as being a young carer, having mental health problems and dealing with bereavement? In this way, we can create a country that will work for everyone.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Apr 2017)

Colleen Fletcher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) support and (b) resources her Department provides to kinship carers.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Welfare State: Scotland (19 Apr 2017)

David Mundell: We continue to progress the transfer of welfare powers in the Scotland Act 2016, most recently enabling the Scottish Parliament to legislate for carers benefits, disability benefits and payments made from the regulated social fund. I look forward to seeing how the Scottish Government use these extensive new powers.

Long-term Health Problems and Work Outcomes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Craig Tracey: ...her comments. Obviously such conditions can have many knock-on effects for families. When someone gives up work for health reasons, their partner will often cut back or stop working to become their carer. That can double the financial impact. Employers clearly have an enormous role to play in the health and working lives of disabled people and those with long-term health conditions. As the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: Pensions (18 Apr 2017)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the trends in the number of carers withdrawing their private pensions before reaching state pension age.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Carers (18 Apr 2017)

Flick Drummond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he plans to include in the Carers Strategy on the availability of breaks for carers.

Scottish Parliament: Benefits and Welfare Eligibility (Reforms) (18 Apr 2017)

Angela Constance: ...of the cuts since 2010 have come from the pockets of women. New cuts that will come into force this month are all the more concerning because, in many households, women are the primary, or even sole, carers of children. Of in-work families receiving child tax credits, 87 per cent are women, and of all the single-parent in-work families receiving child tax credits, 94 per cent are women....

Scottish Parliament: Preventative Health Agenda (18 Apr 2017)

Neil Findlay: ...and Sport Committee, I made it clear that I wanted to run a very democratic and open committee and one that listened to real people. Over the past nine months, we have worked directly with patients, staff, carers and health professionals, not just lobbyists, policy officers and the politically connected. At our business planning event, we agreed a strategic plan for the committee that not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance Credits (12 Apr 2017)

Lord Henley: ...safeguard their State Pension by claiming Child Benefit. National insurance credits are automatically awarded to people claiming Child Benefit for a child under age 12. Since 2013, new parents and carers with household income above £50,000 are liable to pay a High Income Child Benefit Charge. Individuals can choose to receive Child Benefit and pay the charge or not receive Child...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...for Vulnerable Children and Families stated on Report in the House of Commons, we have listened to calls for further action on this. That includes from professionals working in the field, from parents and carers and from young people themselves. Evidence presented to numerous Select Committees has added to the weight of evidence, and many teaching unions have also called for mandatory...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Reorganisation (4 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: ...Planning Guidance, published in December 2015, the success of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will depend on having an open, engaging, and iterative process that involves patients, carers, citizens, clinicians, local community partners including the independent and voluntary sectors, and local government through health and wellbeing boards. NHS England expects local...

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (3 Apr 2017)

Baroness Sheehan: ...inequalities, ensuring that women and children are not left behind, because all too often they are left untreated. They are inadvertently most active in infecting others—women through their role as primary carers and children as they play together. Why have these diseases been neglected and why are they called neglected tropical diseases? The reason lies in the fact that in general...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (30 Mar 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: partnership with clinicians, rather than by clinicians alone as set out in No decision about me without me (DH2012 link below) which outlined the principles of patients and service users, their carers and families more say. This includes areas such as mental health services, both inpatient and outpatient.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Strategy (30 Mar 2017)

Maureen Watt: ...that the Government gives £200,000 a year to the Combat Stress Scotland community outreach service, which aims to provide a better response to the mental health needs of veterans, their families and their carers. I think that most people in Scotland will recognise this Government’s commitment to veterans.

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Systems and processes requirements (29 Mar 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...the eligibility criteria. Throughout these debates, we have recognised that the Government have announced a review of auto-enrolment, but we have not yet heard an explanation of why it comes after the Bill. The self-employed, women, those working multiple jobs, carers and people on low incomes could all benefit hugely from an enhanced opportunity to save towards their retirement. Although...

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