Parliament Motions

Ref Motionsort descending Year Topic
HS34 NIPP calls on the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) to initiate discussions with relevant stakeholders to raise awareness of the effects of hearing loss and the need for proper use and maintenance of hearing aids within residential and nursing home sector. 2017 Health & Social Care
C21 NIPP calls on the Scamwise NI initiative to lead on the development of a ‘scam tracking map’ which would allow relevant agencies and the general public to report and track scams in Northern Ireland - helping older people to better protect themselves. 2017 Community Safety / Fear of Crime
C23 NIPP calls on the UK Government & NI Assembly to introduce appropriate legislation that could deal with elder abuse perpetrators in a more firm and fitting manner, thus helping to protect older people from all forms of elder abuse. 2017 Community Safety / Fear of Crime
EU05 NIPP calls on the UK Government on withdrawing from the EU to ensure the protection of the rights of older people should be a priority; and that the UK government will seek to strengthen these rights through any negotiated settlement as various pieces of existing and future EU legislation have the potential to greatly improve the lives of older people. 2017 Brexit
PB01 NIPP calls on the UK Government to abandon its plans to change the way pensions are uprated from RPI to CPI and supports the judicial review being launched by pensioner organisations on this matter. 2011 Pensions & Benefits
EU01 NIPP calls on the UK Government to continue collaboration with EU member states; so that both EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU are able to access the care they need through European Health Insurance (EHIC) provisions. 2017 Brexit
EU06 NIPP calls on the UK Government to ensure that EU-wide efforts to promote positive attitudes towards older people and age friendly environments that benefit people of all ages continue after Brexit. 2017 Brexit
PB17 NIPP calls on the UK Government to retain the Winter Fuel Payment and over 75’s TV Licence for older people across the UK as universal benefits irrespective of income. 2014 Pensions & Benefits
E03 NIPP calls on the UK Government to reverse its decision to cut the Winter Fuel Payment this year and to look at ways of linking future payments to energy prices. 2011 Energy / Fuel Poverty
EU04 NIPP calls on the UK Government, through negotiation with the EU, to ensure State Pension annual increases for older UK citizens residing in EU member states are maintained and the right to access and transfer pension funds across the EU and the UK are guaranteed. 2017 Brexit
C14 NIPP commends the Department of Justice for their commitment to involve older people in the design and implementation of the new ‘Fear of Crime’ project and commits to help support the actions that emerge throughout the lifetime of the project. 2013 Community Safety / Fear of Crime
EU03 NIPP demands that following Brexit all current and future pensioners who have accumulated pensionable services in EU countries will continue to have their pensions paid in full. 2017 Brexit
HS29 NIPP demands that the political parties in Northern Ireland put aside their red-lines and form an Executive to follow through on cross party commitment to implement changes to the health service as recommended by the Bengoa Report. 2017 Health & Social Care
HS19 NIPP expresses concern about the projected annual shortfall of £500m in funding by 2015 and the impact this may have on older people. NIPP calls on the Health Minister to assure older people that the necessary funding to support older people’s health and social care needs will be provided. 2013 Health & Social Care
HS22 NIPP expresses concern regarding the employment terms and conditions of carers, particularly those working in rural areas where no mileage is paid, and the impact this could have on providing enough quality domiciliary care support in future in these areas. 2014 Health & Social Care
C09 NIPP expresses grave concern at the low level of conviction rates for crimes against older people and calls on the Chief Constable to tackle this by prioritising it within his Policing Plan and allocating the necessary resources to ensure a higher conviction rate. 2012 Community Safety / Fear of Crime
E14 NIPP expresses its extreme dissatisfaction at the failure of both the UK Government and the NI Executive to put in place arrangements to extend parity of treatment to vulnerable NI households by including NI in the Warm Home Discount scheme. NIPP directs that it is now timely to immediately develop a revised campaigning strategy to vigorously reinforce the demand that the existing scheme be extended to include NI. 2016 Energy / Fuel Poverty
HS14 NIPP expresses serious concern regarding the recent announcements about the closing of statutory residential homes and in particular on the impact this had on current residents. NIPP is particularly concerned with the lack of engagement and communication with older people affected by the changes and calls for an urgent review to ensure this situation does not reoccur in future. 2013 Health & Social Care
HS13 NIPP formally supports the NPC’s Dignity Code for older people and welcomes the Health Minister’s support for the code. NIPP calls for the principles and practices included in it to be exercised at all times during the implementation of changes to our Health and Social Care system. 2013 Health & Social Care
PB09 NIPP is concerned that at a time when many pensioners are struggling to make ends meet that the UK Government is reducing the tax allowance for current and future pensioners and it calls on the Government to reverse the changes to the tax allowances announced in the 2012 budget. 2012 Pensions & Benefits
PB10 NIPP is opposed to the Government’s policy change of linking pensions to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) instead of the Retail Price Index (RPI) as it believes this change will reduce the value of pensions significantly in future years. 2012 Pensions & Benefits
HS28 NIPP notes with concern the unacceptably high audiology waiting lists, poor aftercare and inaccessibility of hearing services in Northern Ireland and calls for NHS hearing services to be provided in the community in full consultation with the needs and views of older people. 2016 Health & Social Care
PB12 NIPP recognizes the impact that high petrol/diesel prices is having on older people, particularly those in rural areas who are not able to access public transport, and calls on the UK Government to reduce the amount of tax on fuel to help many sections of the population struggling with these bills. 2012 Pensions & Benefits
PB13 NIPP rejects the Westminster Government’s intention to introduce a new flat rate pension in 2016, thus creating a two-tier pension system. NIPP calls for urgent action to ensure that all existing pensioners will be guaranteed this new amount by 2016, either through automatic payment of pension credit or some other means. 2013 Pensions & Benefits
T03 NIPP request the Minister for Regional Development to remove the confusion caused by the different names currently used to describe the location for train and bus services behind the Europa Hotel, by giving the location one name that would be easily identified by everyone. 2012 Transport
HS30 NIPP requests that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland makes available to the Department of Health the funds necessary to implement the changes in the health service of Northern Ireland outlined in the Bengoa Report. 2017 Health & Social Care
HS32 NIPP requests the Health and Social Care Board and Health Trusts include the following in their Equality Action Plans 2017-2022 - “We will work in partnership with Older People’s Groups (e.g. Age Sector Platform and Age NI) to develop guidance for Health and Social Care Staff on meeting the needs of older people". 2017 Health & Social Care
HS31 NIPP requests urgent meetings with the Health Minister/Permanent Secretary and Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee to discuss the implementation of the Bengoa Report and its implications for the treatment of older people. 2017 Health & Social Care
HS23 NIPP seeks assurances that Integrated Care Teams will contain a full complement of appropriately trained staff across all disciplines and will have senior decision makers, including a dedicated consultant available 24/7. 2014 Health & Social Care
HS09 NIPP supports in principle the proposals in the Compton Report for reforming and modernizing our Health and Social Care system. The NIPP agrees that with the statement that “we get the best from the resources available to us; to ensure that services are, where possible, brought closer to the patients home, and to ensure that patients are treated in the right place, at the right time, and by the right people”. 2012 Health & Social Care