Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) awards Contract to USA Contractor !

Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been
(Reuters) – Britain is set to pick U.S. group Maximus Inc over UK-based Interserve Plc for a contract worth around 500 million pounds to assess whether benefits claimants are fit to work, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been searching for a service provider for months after French incumbent Atos SE reached a financial settlement in March to quit the contract earlier than scheduled next year.

Nine out of 10 people with mental health problems suffer from stigma or discrimination, according to a national campaign.

Nine out of 10 people with mental health problems suffer from stigma or discrimination, according to a national campaign.

See Me, an anti-stigma campaign, said discrimination was still present in work, education, health care and at home.

They are to launch a campaign at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to tackle the problem.

Mental health spending in England too low, says Mind !

Mental health spending in England too low, says Mind !

Local authorities in England spend an “unacceptably low” amount of money on public mental health, according to the charity Mind.

A report by the charity says on average just 1.4% of public health budgets is spent on mental health.

Public Health England welcomed the report and said there should be more investment at the local level.

The Local Government Association said councils did many positive things that the report had not recognised.

Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act !

Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act !
Former football star Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, it has been claimed, after the latest drinking binge.

Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act !

His former football club Tottenham Hotspur have said they are supporting their former midfield star, after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

“Prisoners with mental health problems will be treated inside jails rather than in hospitals “

Prisoners with mental health problems will be treated inside jails rather than in hospitals under plans being considered by the Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary.
A consultation due to begin next month is expected to explore the possibility of building specialist units within existing prisons to house and treat inmates with a range of mental health issues.

Mental health services are being “starved of resources”

Mental health services are being “starved of resources”

A mental health commission led by former health minister Paul Burstow MP, which included representatives of the NHS, charities and Royal College of Psychiatrists, found mental health is underfunded by about 10% or £10bn.

‘New deal for GPs’

‘New deal for GPs’
Speaking at the launch of the Five year forward view, a plan for NHS services in the next five years, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said primary care would see a ‘much higher proportion of the NHS budget’.

The Five Year Forward View identified expanding and strengthening primary care as ‘one of the most important’ changes that needed to take place to improve the NHS.

The document says ‘smaller independent GP practices will continue in their current form where patients and GPs want that’.

‘Inflicting burns on her head, she spent eight months in hospital in Manchester for treatment’.

‘Inflicting burns on her head, she spent eight months in hospital in Manchester for treatment’.
It was five years ago that Archway resident Miquel Tomlinson first started hearing voices telling her to self-harm.

Aged 19 at the time, they surfaced not long after a childhood spent in and out of foster care.

Taken from her family aged just five, one of the few memories was having “gentleman callers” come into her room and demand she strip off in front of them.

MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THOUSANDS AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM

MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THOUSANDS AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM

MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THOUSANDS AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM
“2,500 Jews, Christians and Muslims from all over the UK stood shoulder to shoulder to protest anti-Semitism in the UK and to say loudly that the Jewish community has always been an asset to, and contributed to life in, the UK and should not be attacked for events that happen many thousands of miles away,” said Bloom, who noted that a further 1,200 watched the rally online.

ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !

ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !
Salford has a huge number of alerts, referrals and safeguarding issues with adults, which range from neglect to physical abuse, to financial and emotional abuse, according to a new report by the Salford Adult Safeguarding Board.

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