On 20th of November 2018 Tynwald appointed a Select Committee to investigate the provision of accommodation for vulnerable young people, with special reference to those leaving care and people with autism.
The Committee has received evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Department of Infrastructure, and from members of the public. The Committee has also written to, and has been receiving evidence from, a number of third-sector organisations.
The Committee now invites further submissions from members of the public on the accommodation and related support required and available to:
- care leavers;
- people with autism; and
- other vulnerable young people.
Submissions should be sent to the address below by midday on 22nd March 2019. Email is preferred but hard copy is equally acceptable.
The Committee cannot take a view on individual cases.
The Committee will decide from whom to take oral evidence in due course. Where necessary, it will be willing to take evidence in private and in confidence.
On 7th March 2019 at 10.30am the Committee is to take public oral evidence from Mr Andrew Grainger, Chief Executive of Autism Initiatives. On 11th March 2019 at 10.30am the Committee is to take public oral evidence from the Department of Infrastructure, and Department of Health and Social Care; and at 11.30am from representatives of St Christopher’s.
For more information or to make a submission, please contact:
Assistant Clerk of the Select Committee on Accommodation for Vulnerable Young People
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Telephone: 01624 651536