Please support impact of Brexit on health and social care amendmentType: News
Topic: Policy and legislation
Published on: 1st December 2017
Protecting care & support for people with disabilities
Amendment NC44 would 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 sectors 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.
We believe this amendment is necessary to determine the full impact of the legislation and Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for people with disabilities, for older people, for children and young people, for people with long term conditions and 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.
Who supports this amendment?
The amendment has been tabled by Joanna Cherry MP, and is supported by Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Martyn Day MP, Douglas Chapman MP and Pete Wishart MP, and by over 50 organisations across the UK. We have written to the UK Government, and to MPs of all parties, seeking cross-party support for Amendment NC44.
How you can support this amendment
Would you like to support Amendment NC44 to the European Union (Withdrawal Bill)? We are hoping to secure support for Amendment NC44 from health and social care organisations, including third sector organisations, across the 4 Nations. It would also be helpful if supporters across the UK could write to their local MP to encourage them to support Amendment NC44.
Organisations should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy & Engagement Manager, Camphill Scotland to confirm their organisation’s support for the amendment.
Individuals should contact their MP and ask that they add their name to the amendment in support. You might like to adapt our template letter and use the House of Commons search engine to find your local MP.
Read amendment NC44
Contact Camphill Scotland’s Policy & Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy
Mobile: 07825 149005