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Loss Of Home Care Capacity

EDM number 998 in 2002-03, proposed by Paul Burstow on 02/04/2003.

That this House notes that the number of households receiving home care has fallen from 491,100 in 1996 to 366,800 in 2002, a 25 per cent. drop in six years; is deeply concerned that 124,300 fewer households are now receiving home care; believes that this fall is a direct result of social services departments tightening their eligibility criteria in an attempt to ration limited budgets; further believes that the reduction in low level home help and care services is increasing long-term care costs and reducing the quality of life for thousands of older people across the country; and calls upon Ministers to commission an independent inquiry, along similar lines to the Wanless Inquiry, to determine the real level of investment required to meet the need for social care services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Paul Burstow02/04/2003Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Lynne Jones03/04/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Annette Brooke03/04/2003Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable03/04/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/04/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George03/04/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes03/04/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Simon Thomas03/04/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Tyler03/04/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders07/04/2003TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey07/04/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes07/04/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock07/04/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson08/04/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer08/04/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed08/04/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Lewis09/04/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden09/04/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/04/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Sue Doughty09/04/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross09/04/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington28/04/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett16/05/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones22/05/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin03/06/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Michael Moore26/06/2003Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned

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