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Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) Act 2015


AL2016
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Bill: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dXaQua8KnmL07COPSt1OWNz3utwvfph3xdM5wzhpe5E/edit?usp=sharing

Emma Hollens
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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Mr Speaker,

I beg this bill move to second reading.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Mr Speaker

Second Reading!


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Caroline Blakesley
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Mr Speaker,

I rise to thank my Rt Hon Friend, the Communities Secretary, for introducing this legislation during her time on the backbenches and wish to confirm that it is being adopted as Government policy following being allocated Government time for debate.

We often only think of care, in the context of the political rhetoric of this nation, as something impacting older people. However, for young people that have mental illness or disability, or whom are recovering from a trauma that requires care, the transition to independent or semi-independent living can be a difficult one. For those with little ingrained and supportive family support, it can be extremely difficult. This legislation strives to ease that transition by ensuring that those leaving care do not have to worry about finding a place to live immediately.

This may seem like a minor change, but the impact it can have is significant, Mr Speaker. We have seen from programs in other countries that housing, a roof above one's head, is often critical to linking individual to other critical public services. It provides a base for accessing the health system, accessing education, and receiving the benefits that one is entitled to. Ensuring quality accommodation will provide for basic quality of life for young people leaving care and will prevent them from falling through the cracks and not receiving the services that they require to get fully back on their feet.

This is sound policy that will improve the lives of young Britons that are in need of assistance and I am happy to urge its passage.

Caroline Blakesley
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Macmillan
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Mr Speaker,

I thank the right honourable lady for an advanced copy of her statement. Fiddles with a blank sheet of paper before turning to his notes

I welcome this legislation from the Government as a good step to ensure that our young people in care are looked after when they stop being looked after by the state but I have a couple of questions for the Right Honourable Lady with regards to the central provision.

For one Mr Speaker I would like to ask where this new duty falls with regards to other housing duties of local government. Is there to be, for example, a systemic preference when we examine the plight of an individual living in the street versus one who fits the circumstances of this legislation? There is a duty to place both in some degree of housing placed upon the local governments, where these duties clash with limited stock is there to be a pre-defined "winner" so to speak or is the decision to be left to local government?

My other question regards accessing this consolidated fund Mr Speaker, will local government have to apply for the funding or shall it be granted on a per capita basis to the council areas for their distribution?

Mr Speaker these are important questions that must be answered so that local government knows where it stands with regards to this legislation and so that the people we intend to help are helped to the fullest extent we can. I look forward to supporting this bill as long as it is clear that the Government have a proper plan that is achievable, affordable, and able to be implemented effectively instead of simply repeating previous fiascoes where they have rushed in too quickly without the proper planning being in place.

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Richard
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Division, clear the lobbies!

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Macmillan
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Aye

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Roger Brigham
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Aye

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Aye

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AL2016
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Aye.

Emma Hollens
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Faye Gallacher
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Aye.

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Noah Murray
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Aye.

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Samantha Ryan
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Aye

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Caroline Blakesley
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Aye

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Richard
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Ayes to the right, 642! Noes to the left, 0! The bill passes!

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