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Access And Funding For Carers' Breaks

EDM number 848 in 2012-13, proposed by Paul Burstow on 12/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Community care, Health services and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House notes that in the updated National Strategy for Carers the Government pledged an additional 400 million to the NHS to enable more carers to take well-earned breaks from their caring responsibilities; further notes that there are over six million carers in the UK who are vital to its national system of care and support and that last year, primary care trusts (PCTs) were required to publish plans and budgets on supporting carers in line with the Carers' Strategy and that although some have done so, many have not fulfilled their duties; supports the report recently published by Carers Trust which details the lack of transparency and accountability for carers in terms of how PCTs are supporting them; agrees with Carers Trust that carers could be better supported if clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) worked with local authorities, carers and local carers organisations to refresh local carers strategies and to ensure carers benefit from the funding made available to the NHS up until 2015; and finally calls on the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board to ensure CCGs work in partnership with others to identify clear and accessible ways to present information on how they are supporting carers and allocating funding for carers' breaks.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Paul Burstow12/12/2012Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Meale13/12/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Andrew George13/12/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley13/12/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Dan Rogerson13/12/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Anderson17/12/2012BlaydonLabourSeconded
Sarah Champion17/12/2012RotherhamLabourSigned
Grahame Morris17/12/2012EasingtonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan17/12/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gordon Marsden17/12/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/12/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Stephen Lloyd18/12/2012EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Blomfield18/12/2012Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell18/12/2012Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/12/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell18/12/2012North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke18/12/2012Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell18/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew McDonald19/12/2012MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/12/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy19/12/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
John Leech19/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff19/12/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin19/12/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas19/12/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Stephen Williams20/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock20/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts10/01/2013Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
James Clappison14/01/2013HertsmereConservativeSigned
Julian Huppert14/01/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
David Crausby05/03/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper10/04/2013West LancashireLabourSigned
Bill Esterson10/04/2013Sefton CentralLabourSigned
John Pugh17/04/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Vickers17/04/2013CleethorpesConservativeSigned

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