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Homelessness And End Of Life Care

EDM number 353 in 2017-19, proposed by Edward Davey on 10/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Homelessness.

That this House welcomes the end-of-life care for homeless people: A qualitative analysis exploring the challenges to access and provision of palliative care by Dr Caroline Shulman et al, published on 3 July 2017; recognises the report's findings that many homeless people are dying in unsupported, unacceptable situations; notes the lack of appropriate places of care for people who are homeless with high support needs, particularly in combination with substance misuse issues; further notes that due to the lack of alternatives, homeless people with advanced ill health often remain in hostels; is concerned that the conflict between the recovery-focused nature of many services and the realities of health and illness for often young homeless people result in a lack of person-centred care; calls on the Government to ensure greater multidisciplinary working, extended in-reach into hostels from health and social services and training for all professional groups; and further calls for more access to appropriate supported accommodation to improve care for homeless people with advanced ill health, including a pilot for specialist hospices and hospice beds in hostels for end of life care for homeless people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Edward Davey10/10/2017Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
Christine Jardine10/10/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Caroline Lucas10/10/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Sandy Martin10/10/2017IpswichLabourSeconded
Neil Coyle10/10/2017Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabourSeconded
Tim Farron10/10/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Wera Hobhouse10/10/2017BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake10/10/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael10/10/2017Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Layla Moran11/10/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham11/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer11/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Dan Carden11/10/2017Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon11/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Ruth George17/10/2017High PeakLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/10/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Mary Glindon19/10/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden20/10/2017Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner23/10/2017CambridgeLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan23/10/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby01/11/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly02/02/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned

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