New figures reveal half of CCGs plan to reduce proportion of their budgets spent on mental health
Cash-strapped Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England said they will reduce the proportion of their budgets spent on offering mental health support in 2017/18, despite previous commitments from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that spending would increase.
James Evison Increased funding for mental health services has not been provided across the country, and services are ‘under threat’, according to a new report by the King’s Fund. The health think-tank claims its analysis shows 40% of mental health trusts actually saw income fall in 2015/16 rather than grow, despite commitment from central government […]
An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.
There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they’ve got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E. An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last […]
The DWP placed sanctions on a schizophrenic man when he fell into difficulties. It was an aggressive and destructive way to treat someone so vulnerable
By:Frances Ryan ‘Luke [got caught in a] familiar spiral: pushed off sickness benefits and unable to cope with the requirements of the jobcentre, he had his jobseeker’s allowance taken away.’ Photograph: Natalie Jeffers Luke Alexander Loy was not one of George Osborne’s “hard-working people”. The 42-year-old had schizophrenia and was unable to work (or […]
The Trust is leading a public consultation regarding its plans to stop some of its services. This consultation is supported by the North, Central and South Clinical Commissioning Groups and will run from 8 December 2015 until 21 February 2016.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (the Trust) wishes to engage with patients/service users, carers and the wider community to help ensure that the services provided continue to meet the needs of people living in Manchester, in the most effective way possible. On this page you can find information about the current proposed service […]
"At Christmas time, they [others] are preparing the table and enjoying the Christmas moment…[it makes me feel] I want a family." Kris.
Homelessness has soared since 2010 Natalie Bloomer Sleeping rough is never easy but at Christmas it’s particularly hard. The hoards of shoppers, the lights, and the carols, only serve to remind those who won’t be celebrating with loved ones, just what they’re missing. Christmas can also be a time when conflict between homeless people increases. […]