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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: ...family 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...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Stuart McMillan: ...behaviour and sometimes attacks to their personal integrity.” The report also stated that the UK Government’s reforms have resulted in people “experiencing increasing reliance on family and/or kinship carers, reduction in their social interaction, increased isolation and, in certain cases, institutionalization.” That is not the way forward for Scotland or the UK or...

Scottish Parliament: Outdoor Education (16 May 2017)

Alexander Burnett: ...outreach programme supports groups from different social, financial and cultural backgrounds. In 2016, the beyond the gate section of the programme delivered over 2,000 hours of education to over 2,000 schoolchildren. Young carers are also targeted, and the trust developed the counting stars programme to help those who are helping others. Over 25 per cent of young carers miss out on...

Scottish Parliament: International ME Awareness Day (11 May 2017)

Gail Ross: ...welfare system that meets the needs of people with chronic fluctuating and cumulative symptoms. • Timely and informed support to help those people with M.E. who have capacity to access employment, education or training opportunities. • All carers have access to timely, holistic support and that their needs are routinely considered by health and care professionals. • Every...

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Will the minister give us further information about how we might support parents in particular? I note that actions with parents and carers are highlighted. Adults will be one of the most difficult groups to educate and to reach. Of course, we all recognise that children are probably, in many senses, more expert than the adults are in the environment that we are talking about.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...we could free up far more resource to offer more financial recompense at every level. It is precisely because we fail to invest in our social care workforce that such cases are so commonly raised in the chamber. We expect carers to attend their charges for sometimes as little as 15 minutes a session because of carers’ travel times and to receive a salary that they could just as well...

Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Clare Haughey: ...at an earlier stage. We now talk about mental illness instead of shying away from it, which is a tremendous success that I have seen as a mental health nurse. However, those changes were difficult. Service users, carers, staff and the public were worried and concerned about bed and hospital closures, about services not meeting their expectations and about safety. Change is the one constant...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Southwark (27 Apr 2017)

Harriet Harman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in the London Borough of Southwark have been in receipt of carer's allowance in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (27 Apr 2017)

Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to make carer's allowance available to carers in receipt of a state pension.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Disability (27 Apr 2017)

Baroness Bertin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the obligations set out in the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 are currently being met by local authorities; and if not, what action they plan to take.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...curriculum, but can use the materials developed by the PSHE Association to support this. These materials include giving pupils the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of parents, carers and children in families. The Children and Social Work Bill contains provisions relating to Relationships Education for primary schools, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for...

Scottish Parliament: Children and Young People (Online Protection) (27 Apr 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...organisations and—crucially—children and young people. Our approach seeks to help children and young people develop the skills that they need to be safe on the internet and to support parents and carers to be more aware of the potential risks that their children face online.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Agency (27 Apr 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...the demand for appeals, which currently place additional psychological and financial strain on individuals. We will be guided by people’s personal experience through our experience panels, and by the expertise of our disability and carers benefits expert advisory group, which met for the first time last week. We will also be guided by our principles. One of those principles is that...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (26 Apr 2017)

Steven Paterson: ...Buchanan, has suffered several serious strokes and requires extensive care. He was deemed to have missed his appointment for an Atos assessment when Atos arrived early for the appointment and his carers had not yet helped him to get up. As a result, his benefits were stopped. Why is the Government’s welfare regime punishing vulnerable people like my constituent?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (26 Apr 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department provides guidance to family members for those who are approaching 16 and in receipt of DLA regarding the invite to claim PIP. Additionally claimants are asked if they want carers or relatives to provide information regarding health conditions or disabilities, space is provided for this in the “How your disability affects you” evidence gathering form. Decisions...


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