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SUPPORTING DEAFBLIND PEOPLE INTO WORK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 521: tabled on 11 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 from the charity Sense, Realising Aspirations for All; notes that there are over 100,000 working age people with dual sensory loss and complex needs in the UK, 80 per cent of whom are currently not in work and are unable to reach their full potential; regrets that the low employment rate of people who are deafblind is a consequence of the multiple barriers they face getting into and staying in work, such as low expectations from the professionals who are supposed to support them into work, inaccessible recruitment processes which are particularly challenging for people with additional communication needs, and existing support programmes failing to provide the right level and type of support to those with complex needs; endorses the report's recommendation that Access to Work assessments of deafblind people should be carried out by specialists who are trained in deafblindness; and calls on the Government to ensure that people who are deafblind and those with complex needs benefit from efforts to halve the disability employment gap and confirm that they will not be left behind.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2016
Blyth Valley
Cooper, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2016
Burnley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 January 2016
Belfast North
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Foyle
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2016
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2016
Copeland
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.