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Petition by Christine McNally  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1167  
Petition by Christine McNally, on behalf of Clydesdale Befriending Group and other supporting organisations, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to recognise and promote the positive impacts that befriending services for adults with learning disabilities have on its Same As You Strategy and to ensure the provision of adequate funding to support befriending opportunities and promote social inclusion.  
Petitioner: Christine McNally  
On behalf of: Clydesdale Befriending Group and supporting organisations 
Number of signatures: 1803  
Date lodged: 12 June 2008  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1167 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1167  

Written Questions for PE1167  

24 June 2008 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Befriending Network Scotland, Big Lottery Fund, Enable Scotland, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and a selection of local authorities seeking responses to the issues raised in the petition. It also agreed to invite the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to undertake some further analysis and research into befriending services. Link to Official Report 24 June 2008 

16 December 2008 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 16 December 2008 

3 March 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting.<Link to Official Report 3 March 2009  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to the points raised by the petitioner in her response to the Committee. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

9 February 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

1 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

25 January 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has confirmed that local authorities can, if they so wish, fund befriending services for adults with learning disabilities despite such services not being part of The Same as You? strategy and that it is reviewing The same as you? strategy to evaluate what impact the policy has had on the lives of people with a learning disability and their families and identify what future work needs to be taken forward. Link to Official Report 25 January 2011" 

 
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