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British Red Cross Report on Social Mobility Needs Motion, 26/01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 26 January 2015 by Neil Findlay (Lab) on British Red Cross Report on Social Mobility Needs. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the British Red Cross (BRC) report, Making a move: Increasing choice and independence for people with short-term mobility needs, which explores the difference that a short-term mobility aid can make to a personís life; understands that there is no statutory duty for either the NHS or local authorities to meet peopleís short-term mobility needs but that, in 2014, the BRC provided over 7,000 wheelchairs to people across Scotland; further understands that the participants in the BRC research overwhelmingly stated that, without having a mobility aid, they would have been unable to leave their home; believes that a short-term mobility aid can make a significant difference to a personís health and wellbeing, and supports the recommendations in the report to establish a statutory duty to meet short-term mobility needs.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015