Brexit Bill on impact on health and social care launchedType: News
Community: Newton Dee
Published on: 14th October 2019
On Friday 11 October 2019 Brendan O’Hara MP launched his European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill at an event at the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector. The event was well attended by organisations which support the Bill.
Brendan O’Hara MP is progressing the European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill as a Private Member’s Bill on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the ALLIANCE, SCVO and our partners totaling 103 organisations across the UK.
In addition to Brendan O’Hara MP, other speakers at the event included Mike Russell MSP, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Jake Vollrath from Camphill Newton Dee, Lynn Williams, Stephen Low from UNISON and Charles Whitmore from the University of Cardiff.
By way of further background, Brendan O’Hara MP’s private member’s Bill would require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the UK, and for a copy of the independent evaluation report to be submitted to the UK Parliament. We believe such an evaluation is necessary to help shape and inform planning and decision-making in the health and social care sectors across the UK post Brexit.
Support the Bill
Brendan O’Hara MP is seeking to introduce the Bill this week in the UK Parliament. Camphill Scotland, the ALLIANCE and Social Care Scotland, SCVO and our partners will be calling on organisations and their supporters to write to their local MPs calling on them to support the Bill.
In the meantime, further information about the Bill can be obtained from Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager, Camphill Scotland on 07825-149005, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org