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GSD MPs table motions

Mental welfare and the cemetery will be the subject of two debates in Parliament in the coming days.

GSD MPs have given notice of their intentions to move motions during next week’s meeting of Parliament.

Roy Clinton, Shadow Minister for Public Finances, has proposed a motion highlighting the “apparent lack of care” in the community of discharged service users of Ocean Views and other Gibraltar Health Authority mental health services.

Mr Clinton states that continuity of care needs to be coordinated between social services and the Gibraltar Health Authority.

And, he says, more should be done to help the most vulnerable in the community including the provision of sheltered accommodation.

Mr Clinton further calls on the Government to undertake a review of care in the community to include public consultation with all stakeholders and professionals to provide and publish recommendations to ensure care in the community for service users is adequately provided.

Meanwhile, Trevor Hammond, proposes to move a motion regarding the state of the North Front cemetery.

The motions states: “This House laments the present poor condition of the North Front cemetery and believes that the place in which our loved ones are laid to rest, as a sign of the respect in which we continue to hold those loved ones, must be better cared for and maintained.”

The next session of Parliament commences on Friday November 18.


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