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EDM (Early Day Motion) 353: tabled on 10 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the end-of-life care for homeless people: A qualitative analysis exploring the challenges to access and provision of palliative care by Dr Caroline Shulman et al, published on 3 July 2017; recognises the report's findings that many homeless people are dying in unsupported, unacceptable situations; notes the lack of appropriate places of care for people who are homeless with high support needs, particularly in combination with substance misuse issues; further notes that due to the lack of alternatives, homeless people with advanced ill health often remain in hostels; is concerned that the conflict between the recovery-focused nature of many services and the realities of health and illness for often young homeless people result in a lack of person-centred care; calls on the Government to ensure greater multidisciplinary working, extended in-reach into hostels from health and social services and training for all professional groups; and further calls for more access to appropriate supported accommodation to improve care for homeless people with advanced ill health, including a pilot for specialist hospices and hospice beds in hostels for end of life care for homeless people.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.