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HOMECARE WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 843: tabled on 12 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the report Time to Care, published by UNISON, which highlights the vital role that homecare workers perform for some of the most vulnerable people in society; recognises how poor terms and conditions for the homecare workforce can have a large impact on their ability to provide a good level of care to service users; expresses concern that 79.1 per cent of homecare workers surveyed in the report said they have to rush their work or leave a client early to get to their next visit on time, and that 58 per cent were not reimbursed for their travel time between clients, meaning they are often paid less than the national minimum wage for their working day; believes that urgent changes must be made to the way in which homecare services are funded, commissioned and delivered to address these concerns; and calls on the Government to encourage all local authorities commissioning homecare services to sign up to the Ethical Care Charter, which establishes improved terms and conditions for homecare workers including the payment of the living wage, travel time and an adequate time allowance for homecare visits.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Bolton North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Knowsley
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 December 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Easington
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Bolton South East
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2012
Strangford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2013
Hazel Grove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2013
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.