Closed petition Increase funding for eating disorder treatment and specialist hospitals

The Government needs to increase funding to create more specialist hospitals and day care centers for eating disorder patients and to support their recovery. In many areas there are no beds and a backlog of referrals for people in urgent need.

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The number of referrals for eating disorders has increased dramatically for young people during the pandemic. Therefore, the UK Government needs to manage this appropriately after putting everyone into lockdown. This should include funding to substantially improve current services, increase numbers of community clinicians, and create more beds/hospitals/centers.

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MPs debate Eating Disorder Awareness Week

On Tuesday 28 February, MPs debated Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

This was a Westminster Hall debate, led by Wera Hobhouse MP. Maria Caulfield MP, a The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, responded to the debate

What are Westminster Hall debates?

Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons.

Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.

Debates in Westminster Hall take place on ‘general debate' motions expressed in neutral terms. These motions are worded ‘That this House has considered [a specific matter]'.

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