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Leonard Cheshire Disability

EDM number 842 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 23/01/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Charities.

That this House congratulates Leonard Cheshire Disability on becoming the first charity in Scotland to achieve the coveted Investors in People Platinum Award; understands that the charity also achieved Gold Standard in the Investors in Young People Good Practice Award and the Investors in Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award; is aware that this distinction coincides with the 70th anniversary of the founding of this charity which has, since 1948, delivered pioneering social care at the heart of Scottish communities, earning praise for its ambitious and positive approach; notes this charity is rapidly expanding with a number of innovative volunteering and employment programmes for those with disabilities and additional support needs; acknowledges the organisation's commitment to invest in staff and create a positive working environment; recognises the charity's initiatives to strengthen staff engagement, such as enhanced employee benefit packages, paying staff above the Scottish Living Wage, and creating a strong philosophy around learning and development; commends Leonard Cheshire Disability on the vital work it does in supporting people with disabilities and additional support needs; further recognises that Leonard Cheshire Disability is an excellent example of an organisation that provides an outstanding service, whilst also placing an emphasis on valuing and empowering staff; and believes that the accolades this charity has earned will make it an employer of choice within the social care sector and that by recruiting and retaining the best staff, it will continue to deliver support of the highest quality.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Patricia Gibson23/01/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Drew Hendry23/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald24/01/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon24/01/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
John McNally24/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Douglas Chapman24/01/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady24/01/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens24/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan24/01/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day25/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss25/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law29/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Julian Lewis30/01/2018New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Jo Stevens31/01/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
David Simpson31/01/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Hugh Gaffney05/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard08/02/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/02/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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