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Brexit: What Matters to You?

Section: Engagement in EuropeAction: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration eventType: News Item Date Published: 4th September 2018

At the ALLIANCE, Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event, delegates attended workshops in different zones.

The zones showcased people and organisations working on innovative, engaging and co-produced projects that aim to improve outcomes for people who access support and services in Scotland.  Find out what was discussed in the Brexit zone.

Brexit zone

Sessions also explored the key issues for people, communities and the third sector in the run up to Brexit and beyond.   Brexit will have an impact on three fundamental areas for Scotland and the UK, regulation, finance and people.

Some of the key themes that emerged from the session included, uncertainty about what Brexit means, concerns about the workforce, the EU’s importance to the third sector as a community (including universities), access to medicines and poor regulations in low-paid jobs (in health and social care, agriculture etc).

Main points for action:

People need to have their voices heard in Brexit discussions.

  • Politicians and decision makers need to be held to account.
  • People in Scotland will need to be trained up to replace the health and social care staff that are leaving.
  • Information given must be informative and accessible.

Contributors included:

  • Irene Oldfather, Director, the ALLIANCE @IreneOldfather
  • Alison Culpan, Director, ABPI Scotland @alison_culpan
  • Sir Graham Watson, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) @sirgrahamwatson
  • Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Scottish Government @Feorlean

Other zones at the event included Active, Design, Outcomes, Learning, Human Rights, Gaun Yersel, Young People and Community.

The ALLIANCE has published a series of midterm reports summarising the findings of our Brexit engagement activity.  A full report will be submitted to the Scottish Government early Autumn.

Other zones at the event included Active, Design, Outcomes, Learning, Human Rights, Gaun Yersel, Young People and Community.

Find our more about Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event.

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