Event to discuss Brexit health and social care impact


Organisations are being invited to hear more about a bid to thoroughly examine how leaving the European Union will affect health and social care

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

An event will aim to delve into how Brexit is affecting health and social care.

Camphill Scotland, the ALLIANCE and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have been working to call for greater scrutiny of the effect Brexit will have on the sector.

The Assess and Address campaign was created in response to concerns raised by those in the third sector over the implications that Brexit will have for health and social care.

Organisations fear that potential changes in rules, as a result of Brexit, related to the EU workforce, medicines research and funding could affect the provision of support and services to disabled people, people living with long term conditions, children and young people and unpaid carers.

Working with Brendan O’Hara MP, the organisations have created The European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill, which would require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the UK, and for a copy of the independent evaluation report to be submitted to the UK Parliament.

The bill is making its way through Parliament and organisations are being invited to hear more about its progress and discuss any fears they may have.

The event will hear from O’Hara, SNP member for Argyll and Bute, with other speakers including carer Lynn Williams, Stephen Low from UNISON, and Camphill Newton Dee worker Jake Volrath.

It will take place at GCVS, in Ashley Street, Glasgow, from 10.30am till 12.30pm next Friday (11 October).

For more information and to confirm your attendance, visit the TFN events page.