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CARE HOME TOP UP FEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 152: tabled on 19 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 notes the research from the older people's charity Independent Age, which shows that around three-quarters of councils are currently unable to demonstrate that they protect the families of pensioners from paying top-up fees they cannot afford; welcomes the Department of Health's consultations on the rules that local authorities will be required to follow as part of their responsibilities to provide care and support in England; further notes one significant aspect of the consultation, coming to a close in August 2014, concerns the payment of top-up fees for local authority-supported residents entering care home accommodation; calls on the Department of Health to strengthen the legal framework on charging in residential accommodation; and specifically calls on the Government to ensure local authorities are required to actively monitor which of the residents are able and willing to pay top-ups for residential care so no-one has to make these payments for the essential care that it is councils' responsibility to meet.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2014
Southend West
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2014
Harrow East
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2014
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2014
Birkenhead
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 June 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Eastbourne
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Leeds East
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton South East
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2014
Upper Bann
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2014
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Leicester East

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.