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Decision details

Dadl Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

Debates are one of the most frequent items of business on the Plenary agenda. Many types of debate are brought forward in Plenary, including:

  • Opposition party debates on a topic of their choice;

Other than in the case of Government debates, the time allocated for all other types of debates and their frequency are determined by the Business Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.20

 

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5524 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Supports Carers Week 2014 which recognises and celebrates the contribution of more than 370,000 unpaid carers in Wales, who provide invaluable support to family members and friends.

 

2. Notes the growing evidence on the incredibly demanding role of caring, which can have an adverse impact on the health, employment opportunities, social and leisure activities of those providing unpaid care.

 

3. Notes the findings of the 2013 ‘Prepared to Care?’report which found that 75 per cent of carers were unprepared for a caring role and 81 per cent were not aware of the support available, which often leaves carers feeling vulnerable and isolated.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) support an awareness campaign to encourage self-identification and access to support and improve public understanding of the role of carers;

 

b) develop information for employers to support workers seeking to balance their work and caring roles; and

 

c) work with education providers to provide more flexible provision to enable carers of all ages to access opportunities for education and training.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

11

49

The motion without amendment was agreed.

Publication date: 11/06/2014

Date of decision: 11/06/2014

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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