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Supporting Young Carers To Study

EDM number 529 in 2017-19, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 14/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Community care and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House recognises the important and selfless work carers and young carers undertake in looking after and supporting their loved ones; appreciates the enormous contribution carers make to society; acknowledges that the cost to the public purse of providing social care would be considerably higher were it not for the contribution of carers; notes the current eligibility for carer's allowance recipients states a carer cannot be studying for 21 hours per week or more; believes this disadvantages young carers who wish to study to improve their future employment prospects and reach their full potential; further notes that many carers and their families experience financial hardship due to illness or disability within the family; further believes the current carer's allowance criteria, which restricts a carer from length of study, increases the likelihood that a cycle of financial hardship will continue if young people are not able to obtain a good education; congratulates Carmarthenshire Young Adult Carers and the Carers Trust for their campaign to change the 21-hour criteria to enable young people to study; and calls on the Government to review the criteria for carer's allowance with the aim of enabling young carers to study at further and higher education without fear of losing their financial lifeline.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Jonathan Edwards14/11/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Peter Bottomley14/11/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon15/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Martyn Day15/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts15/11/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens15/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Lady Hermon16/11/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Hugh Gaffney20/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham20/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
George Howarth21/11/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan21/11/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law21/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron21/11/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi23/11/2017GowerLabourSigned
David Linden27/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Paul Farrelly02/02/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned

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