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Mental Health Awareness Week: supporting the social care workforce

EDM (Early Day Motion) 39: tabled on 13 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the findings published by Hft as part of its annual Sector Pulse Check research that 62 per cent of social care providers have seen an increase in absence relating to mental health among their workforce over the past year; encourages the Government to recognise the efforts of social care staff through specific funding to provide mental health support for that group, not only in response to the pressures of working during the covid-19 outbreak, but as a long-term commitment to meet their needs; considers it vital that in order to achieve this, the social care sector urgently needs a fair and long-term funding settlement; urges the Government to set out clear actions that it will take in response to this; and commends the work of Hft and others in highlighting this issue.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.