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Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Funder of the last resort (22 Mar 2017)

Richard Harrington: .... In summary, the purpose of the review is precisely to discuss the points raised by the hon. Member for Stockton North. We are looking extensively at including self-employed people and people on lower incomes. He mentioned carers, so I should point out that all carers who are employed are now treated exactly the same as other people who are employed. If they fit the criteria, they will...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Records (22 Mar 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...are encouraged to provide all evidence they have that is relevant to their case at the outset of their claim, including evidence from their GP or other professionals, such as support workers, carers and community mental health nurses, to ensure advice provided to Decision Makers is of a suitable quality to support a good standard of decision making. As part of the Work, Health and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Exercise (22 Mar 2017)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to provide advice to parents and carers on ensuring primary school-aged children undertake the recommended amount of physical activity each day.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...been automatically stopped where the claimant’s child has reached 5 years old’ Claimants receiving Universal Credit with a child aged 5 continue to receive their payment. The responsible carer with a youngest child aged 5 will be expected to undertake work preparation, work search and be available for work. This will be tailored and agreed with the work coach, taking into...

Scottish Parliament: Loneliness (21 Mar 2017)

Rhoda Grant: ...; the Nairnshire mentoring service, which is part of Arthritis Care Scotland; the Leanne Fund in Stornoway, which provides support for young people with cystic fibrosis who are leaving home; befrienders throughout Scotland; mother-and-baby and mother-and-toddler groups; carer support groups; and many more—the list is long. They are run by volunteers who give their time to care and...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Kate Green: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Women are usually the main carers of children, and the consequences of their being in custody can be devastating not only for the women but for the children, who ought to be our paramount consideration. I support the calls from the Prison Advice and Care Trust, among others, for a requirement on sentencers specifically to ask about the provision for the...

Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (20 Mar 2017)

Anne Main: ...to it, up in Macclesfield, if he could not drive. It is vital—otherwise, many people would not be able to take up opportunities such as apprenticeships or other work that they wanted to do. Mention has been made of carers working in rural environments; such opportunities are not open to young people if premiums are so high. Eighty-six per cent. of St Albans residents have access to a...

NHS: Sustainability and Transformation Plans - Question (20 Mar 2017)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I ask the Minister not to forget people living in rural communities, who are already disadvantaged regarding social care because their carers are not paid for their travelling. If hospitals are to close it will mean that they and their relations will have to travel further. It is therefore important, first, that they do not have to go into hospital unless it is absolutely necessary;...

Social Care in England: Older People - Question (20 Mar 2017)

Baroness Greengross: My Lords, in spite of what the Minister said, we know that many home care companies say that their biggest problem is the recruitment and retention of carers. The Centre for Workforce Intelligence estimates that at least 2 million more will be needed by 2025, both in home care and in care homes, to cope with the growing demand. Can the Minister tell us how that demand is going to be met?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit (20 Mar 2017)

Caroline Nokes: .../213/pdfs/uksi_201702 13_en.pdf From this date an additional bedroom will be allowed, subject to certain criteria, where a disabled child or adult non-dependant requires a non-resident overnight carer (or team of carers); or where a couple one of whom (or both) are disabled and those disabilities prevent them from sharing a bedroom.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups (20 Mar 2017)

Steve Reed: ...the report Old Problems, New Solutions: Improving Acute Psychiatric Care for Adults in England, published by the Commission on Acute Psychiatric Care in February 2016, to pilot a new patients and carers race equality standard.

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Crisp: ...partnerships. There are all the benefits that have been talked about. It benefits the poorest most, it benefits women most, because women, surprisingly, are more likely to be blind, and it allows people suffering from this disease, and their carers, to return to work. My second example for the future is to urge that the Commonwealth should play a major role in a new global campaign for the...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: This is chaos. It is shocking and humiliating that the Chancellor has been forced to come here to reverse a key Budget decision announced less than a week ago. If the Chancellor had spent less time writing stale jokes for his speech and the Prime Minister less time guffawing like a feeding seal on the Treasury Bench, we would not have been landed in this mess. Let us be clear: this was a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Carers: Training (15 Mar 2017)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what duty is on local authorities to ensure that home care agencies provide mandatory bowel and bladder training for carers.

End of Life Care - Question for Short Debate (14 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...views, they may not be informed of the choices available to them. The third commitment is personalised care plans for all; then there is discussion of personalised care plans with care professionals, the involvement of family and carers in dying people’s care, and a key contact so dying people know who to contact at any time of day. These commitments apply to all end-of-life care,...

Primary Care: North Essex — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Douglas Carswell: ...two weeks for an appointment, only to be told to go to a different surgery if I wasn’t any better in two weeks.” There is not much sign of customer service there, is there? Finally, a man from Clacton wrote: “I am my mother’s carer. I’m not a doctor. I just do my best and feel abandoned by my medical practice. I am having great trouble making appointments for...


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