Call on MPs to back Brexit health and social care BillType: News
Topic: Brexit | Camphill | Policy and legislation
Published on: 20th December 2018
Camphill Scotland, the Alliance of Health and Social Care Scotland and our partners across the UK are calling on MPs to support the Second Reading of the European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill
It will be formally debated on 25 January 2019 in the House of Commons.
This is a private member’s Bill brought by Brendan O’Hara MP on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the ALLIANCE (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland), SCVO and our partners across the UK totalling 87 organisations.
If passed, it will require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of the Act and Brexit upon the health and social care sector across the 4 Nations to be made after consulting the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the relevant Northern Ireland department, service providers, those requiring health and social care services, and others.
Organisations and individuals can support the Bill by using this template letter to write to their local MP and/or MPs they have connections with and call on them to support the Bill.
We believe the Bill is necessary to determine the full impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sector across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for children and young people, for people with disabilities, with long term conditions and with other support needs.
This, in turn, will help to ensure that the strategic planning and decision making of Governments, local authorities, the third sector, unions, the health and social care sector and other key agencies across the UK, in relation to the impact of Brexit on the health and social care sector in their respective nations, is fully informed and shaped by robust evidence.
Organisations wishing further information should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org