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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Pinnock: ...Parliament, with the independent Dilnot proposals for funding social care—and despite the fact that social care funding is already in crisis, as expressed by care providers, the commissioners of care and carers. Local authorities are not able to ensure that all vulnerable adults will get the support that they need now; a further long delay in improving the funding can only make...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Chris Bryant: ...fruit, but we are not prepared to have migrants come to this country to serve it or pick it. We want our offices cleaned, our bedsores dressed and our grandparents cared for, but we are not prepared to pay cleaners and carers properly, nor to build homes for them to live in. In Grenfell we saw the horror of leaving everything to the market. Cost-cutting has a human price. Every single one...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Glasgow East (26 Jun 2017)

David Linden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in Glasgow East constituency.

Debate on the Address: Telephone Calls to the DWP (21 Jun 2017)

Chris Stephens: I thank my hon. Friend for that excellent intervention. He is correct. It is unacceptable that Glasgow has been asked to close half its jobcentres. Half the jobcentres are under threat in some of the most deprived communities in our city. I hope the Government will reflect what we are told is today’s compassionate conservatism and take a step back from that proposal. The...

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease Global Awareness Day (21 Jun 2017)

Kezia Dugdale: ...he was still able to drive. I am not sure that he would get that today under the Tories, and I sincerely regret that. We have powers in this place over personal independence payments, disability living allowance, attendance allowance and carers allowance. We have the power to guarantee automatic entitlement to benefits. Like Christina McKelvie, I very much hope that the Scottish Parliament...

Scottish Parliament: Stroke Care (21 Jun 2017)

Colin Smyth: ...and stroke, which I have the pleasure of co-convening with Maree Todd, launched an inquiry last night to consider what steps can be taken to improve the outcomes and experiences for people with AF and their families and carers. The inquiry will look into the diagnosis, treatment and care of people in Scotland who live with that condition. The first stage of the inquiry was the publication...

Carers Week (15 Jun 2017)

Carers Week

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (1 Jun 2017)

The First Minister: The Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, made a statement earlier this week on the next steps that we will take to deliver Scotland’s new social security system, and outlined that the first benefits to be delivered through the new system will be the increase to the carer’s allowance, the new best start grant and...

Scottish Parliament: People with Dementia (1 Jun 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the coming weeks and it will set out in further detail the work that we and our partners will undertake to improve support, care and treatment for people who have dementia, their families and their carers in the years ahead.

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (1 Jun 2017)

Adam Tomkins: security powers—that is, not only those over benefits that are devolved in full but also the top-up power and the power to create new benefits. The plans must also include information about employment for parents and carers. That addresses another of the key drivers of child poverty—children who grow up in workless households. The UK’s Life Chances Act 2010...

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Workers’ Rights (31 May 2017)

Jamie Hepburn: I will in a minute. The living wage accreditation scheme has 800 accredited employers and our carer positive scheme covers over 200,000 workers in Scotland—I think that that is progress.

Scottish Parliament: Child Safety Week (31 May 2017)

Linda Fabiani: ...; further commends work undertaken in Child Safety Week in bringing together individuals and organisations around the UK to promote safety messages to families in a fun and engaging way and encourage parents and carers to increase confidence by sharing experiences and learning; congratulates CAPT and other organisations working in accident prevention on their outstanding dedication, in...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Benefits (30 May 2017)

Angela Constance: Today, I will outline plans for the first social security benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government. They include the new best start grant, funeral expense assistance and the supplement to carers allowance. This is the next milestone in building Scotland’s new social security system, and those are the first benefits that our new social security agency will deliver. This is the...

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

Gillian Martin: ..., and it is particularly heartening to bring legislative proposals to the chamber that take forward new powers that have been acquired for Scotland. Every weekday morning around Scotland, parents and carers wave their children off to school. Rightly, they expect robust measures to be in place to keep those young people safe not just in the classroom but on the journey to and from school....

Scottish Parliament: Housing Support for Young People (17 May 2017)

Adam Tomkins: ...with a range of stakeholders who have been working with the Department for Work and Pensions to develop the policy. The policy will not apply to anyone who is responsible for a child, so it will not apply to a parent, carer or guardian. It will not apply to anyone who is in temporary accommodation. It will not apply to anyone who was a care leaver before the age of 18. It will not apply to...

Scottish Parliament: Devolved Benefits (Uptake) (17 May 2017)

Alison Johnstone: Thank you, Presiding Officer. Today, the Scottish Parliament becomes responsible for a range of benefits, including the disability living allowance and the carers allowance. Many of the benefits have complicated interactions with one another, making it even more difficult for people to understand their entitlement. When someone does not—

Carers Allowance (Disability Poverty) (17 May 2017)

Carers Allowance (Disability Poverty)

Scottish Parliament: Benefits Uptake Campaign (17 May 2017)

Angela Constance: We will have a rolling programme of activity over the course of the parliamentary session. The next phase will focus on young carers. During carers week, which runs from 12 to 18 June, we will take action to ensure that young carers are aware of the benefits available to them, and to encourage take-up. We are also working in partnership with Young Scot, Carers Trust Scotland and a wide range...

Scottish Parliament: Benefits Assessments (Third Sector) (17 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: That is certainly our intention. We are working with the disability and carers benefits expert advisory group, with the assistance in particular of Dr Alan McDevitt, who chairs the British Medical Association’s Scottish general practitioners committee, to work with other health professionals and those in the social care sector to devise a much quicker and fairer assessment process that...

Scottish Parliament: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day (17 May 2017)

Kenneth Gibson: and friends, who are also feeling the effects of the unpredictable condition. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we raise awareness of the condition, if we are to foster hope in the Nf community, not only for sufferers but for the families and carers who provide support. A group of dedicated volunteers who have been fundraising in Beth Beattie’s name are doing just...

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